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Research Journal of Microbiology
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 6 | Page No.: 222-228
DOI: 10.3923/jm.2009.222.228
 
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Captive Dogs as Reservoirs of Some Zoonotic Bacteria

Maha A. Sabry

Abstract:
The present study is an attempt to clarify the role of captive dogs as a source of some zoonotic bacteria to their contacts or vise versa. Bacteriological examination of fecal swabs evidenced infection by 3 enteric bacteria in attendants, puppies and dogs. Salmonella (20, 33.3 and 41.67%), Campylobacter (13.33, 33.3 and 33.3%) and Enteroinvasive E. coli (46.66, 46.67 and 58.33%). Serotyping of these bacteria revealed presence of S. typhimurium in dogs (60%) and attendants (66.67%), S. enteritidis in one of the worker as well as four untyped strains. Two serotypes of Campylobacter as C. jejuni in two workers and four dogs, C. coli in three dogs, while two untyped isolates were recorded in dogs. Three serotypes of E. coli (O 26, O 76 and O 55) and two untyped strains were isolated from workers and dogs. Moreover two isolates (O 5 and O 111) were diagnosed from dogs only. The isolates showed high sensitivity for Gentamycin (10 μg) and Tetracyclin (30 μg). The study recommended some precautionary measures to minimize the role of captive dogs as a potential source of zoonotic pathogens.
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How to cite this article:

Maha A. Sabry , 2009. Captive Dogs as Reservoirs of Some Zoonotic Bacteria. Research Journal of Microbiology, 4: 222-228.

DOI: 10.3923/jm.2009.222.228

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jm.2009.222.228

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