Indoor Air Microbial Profile of General Hospital in Kudus, Central Java, IndonesiaJournal: International Journal of English, Literature and Social Science (Vol.4, No. 6)
Publication Date: 2019-11-10
Authors : Yuni Saptorini Nurjazuli Mursid Raharjo;
Page : 1822-1824
Keywords : air microbal counts; general hospital; microbes; fungus;
Microbes in the air found in the form of bioaerosol. Air contaminated with microbes become medium for transmission of disease. This study aimed to identify the profile of airborne microbes in Kudus General Hospital. The study conducted in Kudus Regency, Central Java, Indonesia in 2019. The research used cross sectional design. The number of samples was 30 rooms. The analysis carried out quantitatively and qualitatively to showed the number and types of microbes found. The results showed an average airborne microbes count of 309.6 CFU / M³. The most common bacteria found were Staphylococcus epidermidis and Bacillus subtilis. The most commonly found fungus was mold (33.3%). The finding of microbes in the air showed that hospital air was polluted and had the potential to the disease transmition. Therefore, the hospital needs to make effective control efforts.
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