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4th Edition of World Congress on Infectious Diseases

June 21-22, 2023 | Rome, Italy

June 21 -22, 2023 | Rome, Italy
Infection 2023

Aladejana Oluwatoyin Modupe

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Aladejana Oluwatoyin Modupe
Redeemers University, Nigeria
Title : Potential zoonotic disease associated with straw colored fruit bat (Eidolon Helvum) in Nigeria


Bats (Chiroptera) are taxonomically and ecologically diverse group of animals found in almost all habitats and trophic levels. There are over 1,300 species of bats documented worldwide. Nigeria supports almost a third of the bat diversity known in Africa.  Bat is commonly associated with the tick forest of western part of Nigeria. About 90 species has been previously identified while of resent, there was a discovery of ten more species previously unknown to occur in Nigeria which raised the number of bat species known in Nigeria to one hundred. Eidolon Helvum (straw coloured fruit bat) is a species referred to as fruit eating bats often inhabit and feed in agricultural areas, and this brings them into closer contact with humans and domesticated animals. They are found in abundance roosting over populated area with ability to travel over wide distant. They come in contact with other animals as well as human directly or indirectly. Although they have economic importance but research shows that they harbor different microorganisms causing infectious disease including Eshericial coli, Enterobacter spp, Salmonella spp, Shigella spp, Klebsiebsiella spp, Citrobacter spp Staphylococcus aureus, and many more which has been documented and some are yet to be published. These microorganisms have been confirmed to develop multiple antimicrobial resistant to different group of antibiotics, penicillins, beta lactamase, cephalosporins, and carbapenems which are 4th generation antibiotics. Worst still the resistant strains have been proven to carry diverse resistant genes which have great health implications.

What the audience will learn from my presentation

  1. They will learn the capability of Eidolon Helvum to spread infectious disease.
  2. They will learn isolation and characterization of some bacterial associated with Eidolon Helvum
  3. They will have information about the antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of these bacterial isolated from Eidolon Helvum
  4. They will learn that the isolates are genetically related which show a great potential for Eidolon Helvum to spread infection faster
  5. They will learn that there is a need for urgent control of Eidolon Helvum habitat and their indiscriminate fecal release.                                                                                          



Dr. Aladejana Oluwatoyin Modupe studied Microbiology at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State Nigeria and graduated in the year 2019 where she was supervised by Prof Antonia Olufunke Oluduro. She worked as a lecturer and researcher at Kings University Odeomu, Osun State, Nigeria from January 2016 to December 2022.  She then joined the service of Redeemers University Ede in January, 2023 as faculty member.  She is currently in search for postdoctoral training to further enhance her training in the area of antimicrobial resistant. She has published more than 20 research articles, and attended both local and international conferences.