Author(s): Chioma Nwakanma and Chidobi, C. C.
The investigation of susceptibility of isolated bacteria to antibiotic in restaurants in Godfrey Okoye University was carried in this study. Each of the isolated bacteria was tested with different an tibiotic discs to its resistance or susceptibility to the antibiotic. Two species drug combination were used for Table 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Using kitchen A and Fork 1 utensil species/drug combination: (Staphylococcus aureus/ Gentamycin, Septrin) and Fork 2 utensil, (Staphylococcus aureus/ Ciprofloxacin, Rocephin, Streptomycin). In comparing with Bacillus species/ Pefloxacin, Ampiclox, Zinnacep, Amoxacillin, Rocephin, Ciprofloxacin, Streptomycin, Erthromycin) and Fork 2 species/drug combination for Bacillus species/Pefloxacin, Ampiclox, Zinnacep, Amoxacillin, Erthromycin). The implication of using many antibiotic treatments on Bacillus species indicated that there is certain level of resistance of bacteria. This will enable individuals suffering from food toxicity to know the specific medication to use. The source of microbial contamination maybe from water and food sources. Therefore there is urgent need for improvement in the hygienic conditions of restaurants to reduce food poisoning this can be achieved through proper washing, drying, storing and sterilization of kitchen utensils.