Determination and comparison of microbial loads in atmospheres of two hospitals in Izmir, Turkey


CAKIR N. A. , UÇAR F. B. , Uztan A. H. , ÇORBACI C., AKPINAR O.

ANNALS OF AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, vol.20, no.1, pp.106-110, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.106-110

Abstract

Introduction and Objectives. Nosocomial infections, also known as hospital-acquired infections, has become one of the most important health problems in health care units worldwide. The presented study aims to determine the average amount of microorganism loads and to show that the atmospheres of the two hospitals can be a potential source regarding nosocomial infections. The effect of surface and floor disinfection processes in the two hospitals and the antibiotic susceptibility of the bacterial isolates were also evaluated.