PREVALENCE OF BACTERIAL GASTROENTERITIS IN CHILDREN ATTENDING DAYCARE CENTERS WITHIN SOME PARTS OF KADUNA METROPOLIS
This research was carried out on Prevalence of bacterial gastroenteritis among children attending daycare centers. Children between the ages of 0-6 years were studied in Chukun Local Government, Kaduna South Local Government and Kaduna North Local Government Areas of Kaduna State, Nigeria. Two Hundred and forty (240) stool specimens were collected from eight (8) Daycare centers, where thirty samples were collected from each centre. The samples collected were cultured on Eosin Ethylene blue agar, Salmonella Shigella agar, MacConkey and Nutrient agar. Out of the total 240 stools samples collected, E. coli 40%, Salmonella enteric 10%, Shigella sp 6%, proteus sp 8%, Klebsiella pneumonia 6%, Entrobacter sp 5%, Erwinina sp 3%, Citrobacter sp 7%, Yersinia sp 2%, Serriatia sp 3%, Pseudomonas aeroginosa 2%, probidencia sp 1%, Morginella morganii 1%, Alcaligenes sp 1%. The bacteria isolated were found to be sensitive to most Ciprofloxacin, Gentamycin and Ofloxacin. Pefloxacin, Chloramphenicol, tarivid, Colistin sulfate. The result obtained revealed that there could be public health breach in the maintenance and management of the Daycare centres in Kaduna Metropolis.