Epidemiology Survey of Antibiotics Use in Hospitals and Veterinarian Practices in Northern Regions of Cameroon

  • Mohamadou Mansour
  • Bamia Aline
  • Gake Bouba
  • Ngonde Essome Marie Chantal
  • Mbakop Calixte Didier
  • Koubala Benoit
  • Adiogo Dieudonné Désire M
Keywords: Antibiotics, Human Medicine, Veterinarian Medicine, Resistance Emergence, Staphylococci


Antibiotics are used in veterinary practice as growth promoter to improve animal production and to control animal diseases. Routine antimicrobials consumption led to resistant-strains selection an spread within animals, their environment, farmers and animal products consumer. As for animals, antibiotics are widely recommended for bacterial infections in human medicine. By the same process, antibiotic-resistance emergence in human is current event. This is why in our study the aim was to assess antibiotic use frequencies in human and veterinary practices without previous antibiogram or species identification. We focused on cocci gram prositif infections in Cameroon northern regions. Our results revealed high rate of ceftriaxone (24%), amoxicillin (29%) and cloxacillin (14%) prescription by health practitionner for cocci gram positif and Staphylococci infections. In livestock Penicillin-streptomycin (42%) and oxytetracyclin (38%) are the most use for mastitis, penicillin-diclofenac mix and penicillin-streptomycin were frequently indicated for dermatosis. Antibiotics are widely prescribed in northern regions either in human or in veterinary medicine and may lead to antibiotic-resistance.


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Mohamadou Mansour, Bamia Aline, Gake Bouba, Ngonde Essome Marie Chantal, Mbakop Calixte Didier, Koubala Benoit, & Adiogo Dieudonné Désire M. (2020). Epidemiology Survey of Antibiotics Use in Hospitals and Veterinarian Practices in Northern Regions of Cameroon. International Journal for Research in Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 7(2), 9-16. https://doi.org/10.31033/ijrasb.7.2.2