Samson Seyi Enitan

Samson Seyi Enitan
Babcock University · Department of Medical Laboratory Science

BMLS, AMLSCN, MSc, PhD (In view)

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Introduction
Samson Seyi Enitan currently works at the Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Babcock University. Samson does research in Medical Virology, Bacteriology, Parasitology, Immunology and Haematology. His current project is 'In vitro and In vivo Assessment of the Antimicrobial Potential of selected Herbal Remedies Sold in Ogun State, Nigeria'.
Additional affiliations
August 2015 - present
Babcock University
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Medical Microbiology, Medical Virology, Medical Parasitology, Medical Mycology, Immunology & Biotechnology
November 2008 - July 2015
Igbinedion University
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Blood Physiology, Instrumentation & Medical Parasitology
January 2007 - January 2008
National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Viral Vaccine Research
Education
November 2016 - November 2019
University of Benin
Field of study
  • Medical Virology
October 2008 - November 2010
Igbinedion University
Field of study
  • Medical Microbiology/Immunology
September 2001 - October 2006
Ambrose Alli University
Field of study
  • Medical Microbiology

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Publications (122)
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Nasal carriage plays a crucial role in the transmission Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) infection in hospital settings and methicillin-resistant strains in particular have become a major issue worldwide. The aim of this study is to assess the nasal carriage of S. aureus and methicillin resistant strain among medical undergraduate students of a pr...
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Background: Vaccination efforts against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic may be hampered by vaccine hesitancy. This study assessed the acceptance rate of COVID-19 vaccination at different hypothetical efficacy and safety levels in Nigeria. Methods: This web-based study was conducted among a selected Nigerian population between the m...
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Background: We assessed the prevalence of physical inactivity and its association with metabolic syndrome in a rural community and an urban community in South-west Nigeria. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study among healthy volunteers 18 years and above was conducted in urban (Ikeja) and rural (Ilara-Akaka) communities in Lagos and Ogun...
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Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is endemic in sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria inclusive, and it is common among HIV/AIDS patients. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of hepatitis B virus serological markers and associated risk factors among HIV-positive female patients on HAART in Ogun State, Nigeria. was used for the qualitative de...
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If there is no any other time the subject of public health assurance should be discussed and taken more seriously, it is now, the COVID-19 ERA. The sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan province of China in December, 2019 has had tremendous impacts on various aspects of life across the world, including the health, economy, education and...
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Background: Risk perceptions of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are considered important as they impact community health behaviors. The aim of this study was to determine the perceived risk of infection and death due to COVID-19 and to assess the factors associated with such risk perceptions among community members in low- and middle-income cou...
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The parasitic disease called filariasis caused by thread-like microscopic worms called filarial worms, is largely found in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands and South America (especially in regions with high temperature). Filariasis is one of the world's neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that mostly affect people from the poorest regions of the wo...
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Background. Hand sanitizers have been recognized as an effective means of reducing bacterial load and transmission. It is needful to periodically assess the bacteriological status of individual products due to batch variation. Aim. This study was designed to assess the bacteriological quality and efficacy of two hand sanitizers sold within the Ilis...
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Bacterial inflammatory diseases have continued to be a major threat to public health. The aim of this study is to determine the effects of Bio-Clean II on serum levels of some selected cytokines in rats exposed to purified bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS). A total of 36 male Wistar rats weighing 150g±50g (mean±SD) were purchased and randomly assi...
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Background: Bio-Clean II has been previously shown to fight viral infection, boost immunity, and possesses anti-inflammatory properties by regulating the serum level of inflammatory cytokines, as well as T-Helper 4 and Cytotoxic T-Lymphocytes in rats exposed to purified bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Aim: The aim of this study is to assess the...
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To contain a pandemic, access to an effective and safe vaccine is a global public health necessity. However, an effective and safe vaccine will not protect against a disease, unless it is given to susceptible persons in the proper dosage and in a timely manner. Since the commencement of the Coronavirus pandemic, every country has been attempting to...
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The outcome of pregnancy is often threatened in the presence of sexually transmitted disease like gonorrhea which is common among pregnant women. This study was undertaken to investigate the performance of two diagnostic test methods in the screening of Neiserria gonorrheae infection among pregnant women in Ogun state. In total, hundred (100) pregn...
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Amidst global relaxation of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) intervention measures and celebration of the unprecedented grounds conquered in the fight against the pandemic, the monkeypox virus (MPXV) has emerged and remerged in many countries taking over major headlines around the globe at the present. Since 1 January and as of 22 June 2022,...
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Background: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is an oncogenic sexually transmitted virus. It is the leading cause of cervical cancer, penile, vulva, vaginal and anal high-grade dysplasia. Infections are usually asymptomatic only to manifest after several years, implying that most adults with symptoms must have been infected at their young ages. The risky...
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Bio-Clean II has been previously shown to possess anti-inflammatory properties by regulating the serum level of inflammatory cytokines, C-reactive protein, Corticosterone, antiphospholipid antibodies, as well as T-Helper 4 and Cytotoxic T-Lymphocytes in rats exposed to purified bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS). In this study, we investigated the...
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Background: Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium parvum are major causes of diarrhoeal diseases of humans worldwide and are included in the World Health Organization’s ‘Neglected Diseases Initiative’. Aim: This research was designed to assess the prevalence of G. lamblia and C. parvum co-infections among undergraduate Students of Babcock University,...
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Introduction: Bio-Clean II has been previously shown to boost immunity, fight viral infection, and possesses anti-inflammatory properties by regulating the serum level of inflammatory cytokines in rats exposed to purified bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS). In this study, we investigated the immunomodulatory effect of Bio-Clean II on T-Helper 4 and...
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Vaccine hesitancy is considered as one of the greatest challenges to control the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Arelatedchallenge is theunwillingness of the general publicto pay for vaccination. The objective of this study was to determine willingness-to-pay (WTP) for COVID-19 vaccine among individuals from ten low-middle-inc...
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Background: Risk perceptions of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are considered important as they impact community health behaviors. The aim of this study was to determine the perceived risk of infection and death due to COVID-19 and to assess the factors associated with such risk perceptions among community members in low- and middle-income cou...
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Background: Infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) is frequent among Nigerians. Many people are infected without realizing it (asymptomatic) and thus provide a risk of transmission to others. Not only will early treatment prevent TB complications, but it will also help to break the infection cycle in a community. Objective: The study was co...
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Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a chronic metabolic disorder with economic and global health concern. The aim of this study was to assess the cardiometabolic risk factors in Type 2 diabetes mellitus patients attending General Hospital Minna, North Central, Nigeria. We recruited total of 135 subjects being 80 (57 females, 23 males) T2DM patients...
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Iron deficiency is one of the common nutritional deficiencies worldwide. The nature of work and lifestyle of commercial cyclists predisposes them to various conditions that can lead to anaemia, which in turn affect haematopoiesis and cause morbidity and mortality. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine and compare haematological par...
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Background: Gbogbonise Epa Ijebu is a commercially sold native concoction in SouthWest , Nigeria, with the potential of curing many ailments as claimed by the manufacturer and vendors. This study investigated the antimicrobial quality and efficacy of Gbogbonise Epa Ijebu. Materials and Methods: A total of 20 samples of the herbal remedy were purcha...
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The Omicron variant is the latest variant of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Type 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The new variant is characterized by thirty (30) substitutions, three (3) small deletions and one (1) small insertion in the spike protein, of these, fifteen (15) are in th...
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Some plants used in the management of sickle cell disease (SCD) have been shown to increase gelling time of sickle cell blood and inhibits sickling in vitro, reversal of sickling, inhibiting osmotically induced haemolysis of erythrocytes, membrane stabilization. Plants such as Sorghum bicolar, Phyllanthus amarus, U. afzelii, Securidaca longipeduncu...
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Vaccine hesitancy, defined as the reluctance or rejection in receiving a vaccine despite its availability, represents a major challenge to global health efforts aiming to control the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Understanding the possible factors correlated with COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy using a refined well-informed approach can be helpful to addre...
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COVID-19 has become a threat to the existence of man as no method of effective treatment has been found. Although the WHO has given guidelines that include social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it cannot be practiced in a commercial motorcycle operation, which is a major source of income and means of transportation in Nigeria. We exa...
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Cockroaches constitute pests of significant medical, veterinary and public health importance. This presentation takes a look at the public health concerns of cockroaches and control measures.
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Background: The hallmark of HIV infection is immunosuppression which predisposes to opportunistic infections (OIs), globally; OIs are major cause of morbidity and mortality in people living with HIV (PLWH). This present study examined the prevalence of some opportunistic infections among HIV positive women on HAART in Ogun State. Methods: A total o...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the effect(s) of the "Gbogbonise Epa Ijebu 200 cure" herbal remedy on some haematological parameters in male wistar rats infected with Salmonella typhi. Sixty male rats weighing 120-150g were randomly divided into 10 groups of 6 rats each (n=6). Group 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 and 10 received one (1) ml of S...
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Daedalea elegans is a Nigerian wild (non-edible) higher fungus with great potentials in the pharmaceutical, textile, cosmetics and food industry. This current study investigates the bioactive compounds that can be found in the acetone extract of D. elegans using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS). There were twenty-eight compounds identif...
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This cross-sectional, institutional-based study aimed to determine the prevalence of shigellosis and associated risk factors among Babcock University students in Ogun State, Nigeria. One hundred and twenty (120) undergraduate students, 80 females and 40 males, were asked to provide stool specimen in a sterile leak-proof single-use universal bottle...
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COVID-19 has been ravaging the world since late December, 2019 and it is not slowing down as the global cumulative counts of confirmed cases and fatalities continue to rise every day. Currently, there is no established cure. Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) are the major therapeutic agents for passive immunotherapy in the fight against viral infection....
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Background: Sex workers, like others, are facing economic hardships and anxiety about their health and safety due to coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19), an infectious disease caused by a novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Universally, most sex work has largely reduced, moved online, or undertaken covertly because...
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Vaccine hesitancy is considered one of the greatest threats to the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination programs. Lack of trust in vaccine benefits, along with concerns about side effects of the newly developed COVID-19 vaccine, might significantly contribute to COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. The objective of this study was to deter...
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In dengue-endemic countries such as Indonesia, Zika may be misdiagnosed as dengue, leading to underestimates of Zika disease and less foreknowledge of pregnancy-related complications such as microcephaly. Objective: To assess the attitudes of frontline physicians in a dengue-endemic country toward testing for Zika infection among patients with deng...
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Background: Human Parvovirus B19 (B19V) is a DNA virus, transmitted through respiratory secretions, hand-to-mouth-contact, blood transfusion and trans-placental transfer. It causes high mortality and morbidity in pregnant women, thus contributing to poor maternal and child health. B19V has been neglected due to dearth of epidemiological data. The...
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In dengue-endemic countries such as Indonesia, Zika may be misdiagnosed as dengue, leading to underestimates of Zika disease and less foreknowledge of pregnancy-related complications such as microcephaly. Objective: To assess the attitudes of frontline physicians in a dengue-endemic country toward testing for Zika infection among patients with deng...
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Amidst the second wave of the pandemic across the globe, three (3) new variants of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in recent weeks in the United Kingdom (SARS-CoV-2 VOC 202012/01), South Africa (SARS-CoV-2 501.V2) and Nigeria (SARS-CoV-2 P681H). The SARS-CoV-2 VOC 202012/01 variant in particular, has been implicated in more than 1,000 cases especiall...
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The Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) outbreak which started about a year ago (late December, 2019) in Wuhan-China has escalated to 220 countries and territories of the world, resulting in the current pandemic with more than 70 million confirmed cases and over 1.5 million fatalities recorded so far as of December 11, 2020. The disease as we now k...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the effect(s) of the "Gbogbonise Epa Ijebu 200 cure" herbal remedy on some haematological parameters in male wistar rats infected with Salmonella typhi. Sixty male rats weighing 120-150g were randomly divided into 10 groups of 6 rats each (n=6). Group 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 and 10 received one (1) ml of S...
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The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the novel Coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on the 11 th of March, 2020. International flights from the epicenter of the outbreak (Wuhan, China) were identified as a key driver of the current pandemic. About 231 international flights were reported to have left China to other parts of the world i...
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The Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) is an emerging zoonotic disease with global impact. Different intervention measures have been rolled out to flatten the curve, however the unhygienic conditions of abattoirs in Nigeria may be a perfect breeding ground for the novel coronavirus, hence could pose a threat to public health. The severe acute resp...
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The quest for a safe and effective HIV vaccine holds life-saving potential for people globally. Interestingly, the HIV/COVID-19 overlapping pandemic have impacted each other in diverse ways, some being advantageous, while others detrimental. On one hand, the HIV platforms for development of rapid test kits, neutralizing antibodies, vaccine developm...
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Viral hepatitis is a deadly disease which can manifest as acute, chronic, hepatocellular carcinoma, and liver failure. Information about hepatitis is scarce among animal handlers. Due to Federal Government of Nigeria diversification programmes, many people are now involved in animal farming which can make them susceptible to viral hepatitis. This s...
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Nigeria has continued to record a dramatic rise in the number of confirmed cases and fatalities of Coronavirus Diseas-2019 (COVID-19) since the first incidence was reported on the 27th of February, 2020. As of 25 August, 2020; Nigeria has the largest COVID-19 outbreak in the West-Africa sub-region (52,800), second to South-Africa (613,017) in the c...
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Hepatitis infection in HIV positive individuals with liver diseases causes high mortality worldwide. HIV worsens the pathological effect of hepatitis viruses and potentiates reactivation of latent hepatitis infections due to reduced immunity. This research therefore aimed to study the occurrence of HIV and hepatitis viruses among liver diseases pat...
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Hepatitis B virus (HBV), Hepatitis C virus (HCV), and Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) are highly endemic in several African countries including Nigeria with adverse effects on pregnancy outcomes resulting in fatality. This study aimed to determine the viral hepatitis in pregnant women attending antenatal clinic, AMTHI. Informed consent questionnaire was ad...
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Background: Developing an effective and safe COVID-19 vaccine is a global public health necessity in containing the pandemic, however, recruiting volunteers can be challenging in a clinical trial phase because of poor knowledge, negative perception, ethical issues and safety concerns. Aim: The survey was conducted to assess the knowledge, perceptio...
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Background: Pregnancy is one of the risk factors for the development of iron deficiency anaemia. Minerals and micronutrients are essential for haematopoiesis, normal foetal growth and development. Aim: To determine the incidence of zinc and iron deficiency and their relationship to other haematological parameters in pregnancy. Method: This is a cro...
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Aim: Though Rubella is vaccine-preventable and enlisted on the expanded program on immunization (EPI) list, vaccination and testing are not routinely practiced in Ido-Ekiti. There is also paucity of epidemiological data on the prevalence of rubella infection at Ido-Ekiti, hence the study aimed at carrying out a serosurvey to generate epidemiologica...
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Healthcare workers are the frontline armies in the fight against the Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic; and their safety should be an urgent focus in the global response to the pandemic. The virus has infected more than 4.6 million people, leaving more than 310,000 people dead in about 188 countries across the globe. Since, the fight aga...
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The Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) virus has infected more than one million people, leaving more than 50,000 people dead across the globe. The health system of many countries has been overwhelmed by the pandemic, with many losing a significant number of their health professionals in the fight against the virus. While doctors and nurses are so...
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The Coronavirus Disease – 2019 (COVID-19) is officially now a pandemic and not just a public health emergency of international concern as previously labelled. Worldwide, the new coronavirus has infected more than 4.9 million people and leaving more than 300,000 people dead in 188 countries. As countries of the world get locked down in an effort to...