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World Journal of Microbiology

Studies on the Bacteriological quality of vegetable crops irrigated with domestic wastewater in Aliero, Kebbi State, Nigeria

Manga Sule Sahabi, Sule Zeporah, Abubakar Adamu Samira, Kalgo Zaharaddin Muhammad, Bazata Abbas Yusuf and Keta Jibrin Naka

Department of Biological Sciences, Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero, Kebbi State, Nigeria

Department of Microbiology, Federal University Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, Nigeria.

Accepted 19 May, 2017.

Citation: Sahabi MS, Zeporah S, Samira AA, Muhammad KZ, Yusuf BA, Naka KJ. Studies on the Bacteriological quality of crops irrigated with domestic wastewater in Aliero, Kebbi State, Nigeria. World Journal of Microbiology, 4(2): 100-104.

Copyright: © 2017 Kalgo et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are cited.

Abstract

The bacteriological quality of vegetable crops irrigated with domestic wastewater in Aliero, Kebbi State, Nigeria was analysed. The vegetable samples were collected during October 2013 and September 2014 in Aliero town in a period of three months across the two seasons (i.e., the dry and rainy seasons). After the analysis, the following bacterial spp were isolated from the vegetable crops irrigated with domestic wastewater water; Salmonella spp (14.0%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (13.2%), Klebsiella spp (16.0%), Shigella spp (19.2%), Escherichia coli (41.6%), Citrobacter spp (25.2%), Proteus spp (15.6%) and Campylobacter spp (6.8%). The bacterial spp isolated from vegetables irrigated with tube well water was Staphylococcus aureus (26.8%), Escherichia coli (14.0%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (8.8%), Diplococcus spp (12.0%) and Corynebacteria spp (1.2%). Escherichia coli and Citrobacter spp were recorded to have the highest number of occurrence in vegetables irrigated with domestic wastewater, with the percentage of 41.6% and 22.2% respectively. While Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli have the highest occurrence of 26.8% and 14.0% respectively in vegetables irrigated with tube well water. This study highlights the health risk associated with the consumption of these vegetables particularly those consumed raw.

Key words: Vegetable, crops, domestic, wastewater, tube well, Aliero.