Incidence, isolation and characterization of Campylobacter species in Osogbo
This study was conducted to establish Campylobacter as a bacterial agent of diarrhea in Osogbo, Osun State in Nigeria. Stool samples of six hundred and two (602) children aged between 0 and 36 months presenting with diarrhea and one hundred children (100) children age-matched controls without diarrhea were collected and cultured using Butzler type media. The sample collection was done for over a period of 2 years. Three (3) samples out of 602 samples were positive for Campylobacter coli , giving an occurrence of approximately 0.5% in Osogbo. The isolation of Campylobacter coli was an indication that C. coli is a causative organism of gastroenteritis in this environment.