Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment




Vol 3, Issue 3&4,2005
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255


Survey of the microbial flora of a hospital environment in South-Western Nigeria


Author(s):

T. T. Adebolu

Recieved Date: 2005-03-11, Accepted Date: 2005-08-19

Abstract:

Eight strategic areas of the Ondo State Specialist Hospital, Akure, South-Western Nigeria, were sampled. Standard microbiological procedures were followed to investigate the types of bacteria and fungi that are present in the hospital environment. The following bacteria were isolated: Staphylococcus aureusBacillus anthracisBacillus cereusPseudomonas aeruginosaStreptococcus pyogenes,  Streptococcus pneumoniae and Micrococcus luteus but the most frequently encountered species was Staphylococcus aureus. It was found in all the areas sampled. The fungi isolated were Neurospora crassaAspergillus fumigatus, Harknessiaeucalypti, Mucor mucedo, Botrytis cinerea, Varicosporium elodeae and Rhizopus stoloniferNeurospora crassa was discovered to be the most frequently encountered fungus. Most of the organisms isolated are highly pathogenic and can seriously affect the health of workers and recuperating patients.

Keywords:

Bacteria, fungi, hospital environment, state of hygiene


Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2005
Volume: 3
Issue: 3&4
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 11-12


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