Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 3 Bacterial characterization: male 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
Male ward corridor Arthrobacter oxydans IMET 10684 T HKJ Micrococcus spp. Soil, alkaline waste water Causes severe irritation to humans [28, 32]
Arthrobacter spp. B514 DSM 20389 UFL
Arthrobacter oxydans DSM 20119 T DSM
Male ward Room 3 Micrococcus luteus IMET 11249 HKJ Micrococcus spp. Soil, dust, water and air Skin infection [28]
Micrococcus luteus BK_01140_09 ERL
Micrococcus luteus N203 CPB
Male ward Room 4 Micrococcus luteus IMET 11249 HKJ Micrococcus spp. Soil, dust, water and air Skin infection [28]
Micrococcus luteus N203 CPB
Male ward Room 5 Micrococcus luteus IMET 11249 HKJ Micrococcus spp. Soil, dust, water and air Skin infection [28]
Micrococcus luteus N203 CPB
Micrococcus luteus BK_01140_09 ERL
Male ward TB room Staphylococcus hominis Mb18788_1 CHB Staphylococcus spp. and Micrococcus spp. Exterior of human ear and animals Causes human skin infections and food poisoning [28, 29]
Staphylococcus hominis ssp. hominis DSM 20328 T DSM
Staphylococcus hominis spp. novobiosepticus DSM 15614 T DSM