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Prevalence and diversity of Salmonella enterica in water, fish and lettuce in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Microbiology, July 2015
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Title
Prevalence and diversity of Salmonella enterica in water, fish and lettuce in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Published in
BMC Microbiology, July 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12866-015-0484-7
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Oumar Traoré, Outi Nyholm, Anja Siitonen, Isidore Juste O Bonkoungou, Alfred S Traoré, Nicolas Barro, Kaisa Haukka

Abstract

This study investigated the prevalence, serotypes and antimicrobial sensitivity patterns of Salmonella enterica in environment in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. A total of 476 samples, consisting of 36 samples of tap water, 51 samples of well water, 87 samples of channel water, 44 samples of reservoir water, 238 samples of fish, and 20 samples of lettuce were examined using standard bacteriological procedures for Salmonella. Salmonella were isolated from 98 samples. Salmonella were rare in drinking water, since they were not found at all from the tap water, and only in 2 % of well water. Salmonella were more common in the water of reservoir of Tanghin (15 %), reservoir of Yamtenga (20 %), and in the water channels in the city (from 20 to 31 %). Salmonella were commonly isolated from the fish (24 %) caught from the reservoir of Tanghin and from the lettuce (50 %) irrigated with water from Tanghin. The Salmonella isolates were found to represent 50 different serotypes. The 11 most common serotypes were Salmonella Bredeney and S. Colindale (both 8.2 %), S. Muenster (6.1 %), S. Korlebu (5.1 %), S. Eastbourne and S. Poona (both 4.1 %), and S. Agona, S. Derby, S. Drac, S. Senftenberg, S. Waycross (each 3.1 %), accounting for 51.3 % of all the isolates. In general, the Salmonella strains were sensitive to the antimicrobials tested, but two strains were resistant to streptomycin and many more intermediate to streptomycin or sulphonamide. This study highlights the common prevalence of Salmonella and the high diversity of Salmonella serotypes in aquatic environment in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Therefore, various human activities linked to water and consumption of water-related products, such as fish and lettuce, can lead to human Salmonella infections.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Armenia 1 1%
Nigeria 1 1%
Unknown 81 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 13%
Student > Bachelor 10 12%
Researcher 9 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 10%
Other 12 14%
Unknown 16 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 16 19%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 13 16%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 8 10%
Immunology and Microbiology 7 8%
Environmental Science 7 8%
Other 10 12%
Unknown 22 27%

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