Occurrence of Vibrio cholerae in fish and water from a reservoir and a neighboring channel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

  • Oumar Traoré UFRSVT-Université de Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Outi Martikainen National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki, Finland
  • Anja Siitonen National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki, Finland
  • Alfred S Traoré UFRSVT-Université de Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Nicolas Barro UFRSVT-Université de Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Kaisa Haukka National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki, Finland
Keywords: channel, fish, Ouagadougou, reservoir, Vibrio cholerae, water

Abstract

Introduction: Vibrio cholerae is a human pathogen and natural inhabitant of aquatic environments. In this study, we surveyed the occurrence of V. cholerae in fish harvested from a reservoir that receives discharges from the population in Ouagadougou through several channels.

Methodology: A total of 238 fish and 80 water samples were analyzed for the presence of V. cholerae.

Results: Altogether, 13 V. cholerae strains were isolated. They were all identified as non-O1/non-O139 V. cholerae without the ctxA gene. The strains were mostly susceptible to the antimicrobials tested.

Conclusion: Although no strains of epidemic V. cholerae serotypes were encountered, it is important to monitor the microbiological quality of this extensively used water resource and its fish.

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Author Biographies

Oumar Traoré, UFRSVT-Université de Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Microbiologist at National Public Health Laboratory
Outi Martikainen, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki, Finland
PhD student in microbiology
Anja Siitonen, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki, Finland
Professor in microbiology at National Institute for Health and Welfare
Alfred S Traoré, UFRSVT-Université de Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Professor in Biochemistry, Micriobiology at University of Ouagadougou
Nicolas Barro, UFRSVT-Université de Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Professor in Biochemistry, Microbiology at University of Ouagadougou
Kaisa Haukka, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki, Finland
Professor at University of Helsinki
Published
2014-10-15
How to Cite
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Traoré O, Martikainen O, Siitonen A, Traoré AS, Barro N, Haukka K (2014) Occurrence of Vibrio cholerae in fish and water from a reservoir and a neighboring channel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. J Infect Dev Ctries 8:1334- 1338. doi: 10.3855/jidc.3946
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