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Children are predisposed to fungal skin infection and ill health from dirty hands which they use for their feeding and daily activities. This study focuses on isolating and identifying fungal organisms from the hands of primary school pupils and to determine the microbial load of the sample. The samples were collected under aseptic conditions and analyzed microbiologically. The streaking process was carried out on Sabouraud dextrose agar to isolate the fungal organisms present in the swab samples. The result of the direct plate count showed that the total number of isolates recorded was 33. Macroscopic and microscopic observation of the fungal organisms were done to identify morphological and structural appearance of the fungal growth and spores. Test such as germ tube test was done for further identification of yeasts. A total of 30 isolates of 4 genera were identified as follows; Candida, Aspergillus, Penicillium and Trichophyton. Aspergillius spp had the highest percentage occurrence of 40% while Candida spp had the lowest percentage occurrence of 15%. Washing of hands reduces the load of the fungal organisms, hence, I strongly recommend that hand washing facilities which include soap, disinfectant and clean water be provided for school children to maintain good hand washing practices as to reduce disease occurrence. Also the school management should ensure that children are taught how to wash their hands properly.
Title Page i
Approval Page iii
Table of Content vii
List of Tables x
Literature Review 4
Materials and Methods 14
Conclusion and recommendation 21
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