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prevalence of thermophilic campylobacter infections in humans, chickens and crows in morogoro, tanzania.prevalence of thermophilic campylobacter infections in humans, chickens and crows was determined in a cross-sectional study that was carried out in urban and rural areas of morogoro region, tanzania during the period of january 2003 to december 2004. a total of 632 human stool samples, 536 cloacal swabs from local and broiler chickens and 22 intestinal contents from crows were screened for presence of thermophilic campylobacters using skirrow's protocol. representative campylobacter jejuni isola ...200616629722
comparison of cape town and skirrow's campylobacter isolation protocols in humans and broilers in morogoro, tanzania.comparison of cape town and skirrow's protocols used in isolation of campylobacter in humans and broilers was carried out in a cross-sectional study in morogoro, tanzania. a total of 176 and 158 human stool and broiler intestinal samples were collected, respectively. while human stool samples were collected from selected health centers, broiler intestinal samples were obtained from selected farms and chicken markets. samples were inoculated and cultured in duplicate using two protocols and preva ...201121359592
epidemiology and rapd-pcr typing of thermophilic campylobacters from children under five years and chickens in morogoro municipality, tanzania.campylobacter species are gram negative and flagellated bacteria under the genus campylobacter, family campylobacteriaceae. these pathogens cause zoonotic infections among human and animal populations. this study was undertaken between december 2006 and may 2007 to determine prevalence, risk factors and genetic diversity of thermophilic campylobacter isolates from children less than 5 years and chickens in morogoro municipality, tanzania.201627871251
influence of enteric bacteria, parasite infections and nutritional status on diarrhoea occurrence among 6-60 months old children admitted at a regional hospital in morogoro, tanzania.while nutritional, microbiological and immunological factors have been implicated in childhood diarrhoea in many countries, there is limited aetiological information in morogoro region of tanzania. a case-control study was conducted to establish whether diarrhoea in 6-60 months old children admitted at a regional hospital in morogoro, was attributable to enteric bacteria and/or parasites and the contribution of under-nutrition, as measured by weight-for-age below -2 sd. from january to september ...201226591731
survey of physicochemical characteristics and microbial contamination in selected food locally vended in morogoro municipality, tanzania.raw milk, raw fruit juice and raw fish are enriched with essential nutrients for human diet but are prone to microbial contamination along the value chain. this cross sectional study was conducted to assess physicochemical characteristics and microbial quality of raw milk, fruit juice and fish from food vendors in morogoro municipality, tanzania. the physicochemical assessment of food samples was done by smell, colour, presence of debris, turbidity, consistence, ph and clot on alcohol test. hygi ...201526611537
prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility of thermophilic campylobacter isolates from free range domestic duck (cairina moschata) in morogoro municipality, tanzania.prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility of thermophilic campylobacter isolated from free-ranging ducks was determined in morogoro municipality, tanzania. ninety intestinal contents from ducks were screened for thermophilic campylobacter using skirrow's protocol. of the campylobacter jejuni isolates, 50 were tested for sensitivity to 12 antibiotics. overall prevalence of thermophilic campylobacter was 80%. the prevalence of campylobacter in adult ducks (91.3%) was significantly (p < 0.05) higher ...201019562499
occurrences of thermophilic campylobacter in pigs slaughtered at morogoro slaughter slabs, tanzania.occurrences of thermophlic campylobacter in pigs and pig carcasses was investigated in a cross-sectional study that was carried out in three selected slaughter slabs in morogoro municipality, tanzania. before sampling, the slab hygiene, slaughter, carcass dressing, and meat handling was assessed. fecal samples were collected from 66 slaughter pigs at the kill floor. after slaughter, a 100-cm(2) area on medial surface of the thigh muscles of dressed carcasses was sampled using sterile cotton swab ...201120730490
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