Journal of Tropical Diseases & Public Health

Journal of Tropical Diseases & Public Health
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-891X

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Christian Kosisochukwu Anumudu

Department of Microbiology, Federal University Otuoke, Nigeria

  • Research Article   
    Prevalence of Salmonella typhi Infection among Food Handlers in Imo State University Owerri Nigeria and its Environs
    Author(s): Edoama Edet Gbodo and Christian Kosisochukwu Anumudu*

    Typhoid fever caused by Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi is an endemic acute febrile illness which causes a high disease mortality and morbidity rate in developing countries. The disease can be transmitted through contaminated food and water and has gained an endemic status as the bacterium can be carried and shed by some individuals who have recovered from the disease. This study investigates the carriership of the bacteria by food handlers who may shed the bacteria into street vended foods they serve, thus spreading the disease and correlating this data to sex, age and source of drinking water. 420 blood and stool samples were collected from volunteers working in the food retail sector (cafeterias) around Imo State University Owerri and its environs using stratified random sampling methods. Widal test (rapid slide agglutination) was utilized as a presumptive scree.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2329-891X.19.7.315

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