Bacterial Contamination of Selected Public Toilet Door Handles within Adekunle Ajasin University Campus, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria

Olajubu Festus Abiose


The bacterial contamination of selected public Toilet door-handles within Adekunle Ajasin University campus, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria were evaluated. A total of 200 toilet door handles were swabbed and cultured for bacteria isolation. The samples were cultured on MacConkey agar and Blood agar plates, after which the isolates were identified with API-20E test kit. The following bacteria were isolated Escherichia coli (21.1%), Coagulase negative Staphylococcus (21.1%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (15.8%), Staphylococcus aureus (10.5%), Proteus mirabilis (10.5%), Salmonella sp. (10.5%), Klebsiella sp. (5.3%), Shigella dysentariae (5.3%). All the bacteria isolated were susceptible to Gentamycin and Erythromycin. Only Pseudomonas aureginosa and Staphylococcus aureus were susceptible to Amoxicilin. The result of this study indicates that there are contaminations of bacterial origin on public toilets door-handles within Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria which requires urgent and proper intervention.


Toilet handles; Adekunle Ajasin University; Escherichia coli; environment contamination.

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