The presence of pathogenic bacteria on external body of housefly (musca domestica) / Raja Syahira Raja Mansor

Raja Mansor, Raja Syahira (2017) The presence of pathogenic bacteria on external body of housefly (musca domestica) / Raja Syahira Raja Mansor. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

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Housefly (Musca domestica) is a mechanical and biological vector for a lot of pathogenic bacteria that can cause health problem and it also a nuisance. Houseflies can transmit more than one pathogenic bacterium. The aim of this study was to identify the presence of the pathogenic bacteria from external body of houseflies that are collected from residential areas and university areas. The aim of this study also, to identify the density of housefly’s population at both sampling points and to compare bacteria load from the external body of houseflies between the university areas and residential areas. In this study, fly index has been calculated at every sampling point and the highest number was selected to get the mean. Fly index has been calculated in this study to calculate the population of the houseflies. 200 houseflies were collected to isolate their bacteria. 100 samples were collected from residential areas and 100 samples were collected from university areas. Isolation of bacteria was examined by three difference media agar and the best growth of colony was selected for colony morphology appearance and staining. The most common pathogenic bacteria at the residential area were Escherichia coli with 22% (701076 cfu) and for university areas, Escherichia coli 20% (642746 cfu). The results have no significance difference between residential areas and university areas. It was confirm that a housefly can cause potentially health problem and nuisance. As a preventive measure, the population of the houseflies must be controlled.

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Item Type: Student Project
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Raja Mansor, Raja Syahira
2014270596
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Md Tahir, Mohd Pozi
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Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology > Invertebrates > Arthropoda > Insects > Diptera (Flies)
Q Science > QR Microbiology > Bacteria
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Health Sciences
Programme: Bachelor in Environmental Health and Safety
Item ID: 49407
Uncontrolled Keywords: Housefly, Musca domestica, pathogenic bacteria, Fly index, external body.
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/49407

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