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Assessment of airborne fungal pollution in a hospital room

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Science, Aishwarya College of Education, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
  • 2Department of Zoology, J.N.V. University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 6, Issue (12), Pages 1-6, December,10 (2017)

Abstract

Hospitals and other health care facilities are designed to fight various diseases and to provide complete patient care. Now days it has been a tremendous increase in hospital acquired infections, especially those caused by fungi. To reduce these incidences routine proper monitoring is required. Therefore, present study was performed to detect the current airborne fungal load and the influence of meteorological factors on their concentrations in a hospital outdoor patient room. A total of 8 fungal species were isolated among which Aspergillus showed dominance. Quantitative and qualitative seasonal variation in airborne fungal load was also observed.

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