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A cross-sectional study on the microbiological quality and safety of raw chicken meats sold in Nairobi, Kenya

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Research Notes, September 2014
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Title
A cross-sectional study on the microbiological quality and safety of raw chicken meats sold in Nairobi, Kenya
Published in
BMC Research Notes, September 2014
DOI 10.1186/1756-0500-7-627
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Authors

Joyce Arua Odwar, Gideon Kikuvi, James Ngumo Kariuki, Samuel Kariuki

Abstract

Chicken is a rich source of meat protein and is increasingly being consumed in urban areas in Kenya. However, under poor hygienic environment, raw chicken meat presents an ideal substrate supporting the growth of pathogenic Escherichia coli and Coliform bacteria indicating the potential presence of other pathogenic bacteria; this may constitute a major source of food-borne illnesses in humans. This study sought to assess the microbiological quality and safety of raw chicken meat sold in Nairobi, Kenya by determining the E. coli/coliform contamination levels as well as the antimicrobial resistance patterns and pathogenicity of E. coli isolated.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Kenya 1 <1%
Unknown 130 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 38 29%
Student > Bachelor 15 11%
Researcher 14 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 9%
Lecturer 7 5%
Other 17 13%
Unknown 28 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 46 35%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 11 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 9 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 6%
Other 15 11%
Unknown 31 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 September 2014.
All research outputs
#8,990,876
of 15,665,241 outputs
Outputs from BMC Research Notes
#1,382
of 3,442 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#90,287
of 205,461 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Research Notes
#1
of 1 outputs
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