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Intestine Microbiota of Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) and Pied Crow (Corvus albus) in Kinshasa City: A Risk Factor for Public Health?

Version 1 : Received: 4 August 2020 / Approved: 5 August 2020 / Online: 5 August 2020 (09:59:45 CEST)

How to cite: Kisasa, R.; Nduaya, C.; Liesse, J.M.; Mbundu, C. Intestine Microbiota of Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) and Pied Crow (Corvus albus) in Kinshasa City: A Risk Factor for Public Health?. Preprints 2020, 2020080120 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202008.0120.v1). Kisasa, R.; Nduaya, C.; Liesse, J.M.; Mbundu, C. Intestine Microbiota of Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) and Pied Crow (Corvus albus) in Kinshasa City: A Risk Factor for Public Health?. Preprints 2020, 2020080120 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202008.0120.v1).

Abstract

Purpose: Our study focused on Pied Grow and Cattle Egret, two commensal and ubiquitous birds feeding in dumps and frequenting our homes. Our aim was to identify the bacteria that birds bring to our homes and could be a potential risk to Congolese health. Method: We have done bacteriological analyses of bird feces for to explore its gut micriobiota composition. The feces were collected in the uricotelic cloaca by using a swab in 52 Cattle Egrets (Bubulcus ibis) and 23 Pied Crows (Corvus albus) from Kinshasa city. Results: Bacteriological analyses revealed the presence of Proteus vulgaris (3.8%) and Klebsiella pneumoniae (5.8%) on Cattle Egret, Salmonella sp. (8.7%), Klebsiella pneumoniae (8.7%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (21.7%), Proteus vulgaris (30.4%) on Pied Crow, Citrobacter spp and Escherichia coli (100%) on both Cattle Egret and Pied Crow respectively. Conclusion: The presence of these pathogenic germs, suggesting these commensal and ubiquitous birds may be potential vectors of various Diseases which pose serious health problems in the region.

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Subject Areas

intestine microbiota; Cattle Egret; Pied Crows; Kinshasa

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