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Table 2 Bacterial characterisation: female wards

From: Identification of airborne microbiota in selected areas in a health-care setting in South Africa

Origin Species identification (Gram (+) bacteria) using MALDI-TOF MS Species identification (Gram (+) bacteria) using API Source Health effects References
Female ward corridor Micrococcus luteus N203 CPB Micrococcus spp. Soil, dust, water and air Skin infection [29, 30]
Staphylococcus lugdunensis DSM 4805 DSM
Female ward Room 40 Corynebacterium afermentans spp. afermentans 72_D4_coll ISB Corynebacterium spp. Soil, water, plant, and food products Causes diphtheria [31]
Corynebacterium glaucum DSM 44530 T DSM
Female ward preparation room Bacillus cereus 4080 LBK   Soil Food-borne illness causing severe nausea, vomiting and diarrhea [30]
Bacillus cereus 994000168 LBK
Arthrobacter spp. DSM 20125_DSM
Diabetic female ward Kocuria rosea IMET 11363 T HKJ Micrococcus spp. Staphylococcus spp. Soil, alkaline waste water.   [32]
Arthrobacter oxydans DSM 20119 T DSM
Arthrobacter tumbae DSM 16406 T DSM