B. A. Salih 1, I. M. Kashbur 1, A. Mismari 2
1-Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Al— Arab Medical University, Benghazi, G.S.P.L.A.J. 2-Clinical Laboratory,Children’s Hospital, Benghazi, G.S.P.L.A.J.
Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 17, No. 1-2. January/July l994:.31 -35
Forty eight isolates of Salmon ella species were found from 255 stool samples obtained from infants and
children with diarrhoea, admitted to the children’s hospital in Benghazi, Libya during a two — month period. Of the children studied, 18.8% were from infected infants under one year of age. Fifteen percent of children between 1 —2 years of age were infected with Salmonella and similar percentage rate. approximately 2 :1 male to female ratio was noticed among the infected children. Most of the isolates appeared to be resistant to chloramphenicol, ampicillin and other antibiotics used but sensitive to amoxycillin — clavulanic acic (Augmentin).
Keywords: Prevalence of Salmonellosis among Infants and Children in Benghazi during a Two – Month Period