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Airborne Coagulase Negative Staphylococci (CoNS) in the Indoor Environment of King Abdullah University Hospital, Jordan, and their Antibiotic Susceptibility

Journal: Acta Microbiologica Bulgarica (Vol.36, No. 3)

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Page : 104-107

Keywords : airborne; antibiotic; cons; hospital; Staphylococci;

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This study aimed to determine the density of airborne coagulase negative staphylococci (CoNS) in the indoor environment of the operating theatres (OT), intensive care units (ICU) and nursery intensive care units (NICU) at King Abdullah University Hospital, Jordan, and to evaluate their susceptibility to different antibiotics. Different identified gram-positive bacteria were previously isolated from 34 air samples of the different wards studied. CoNS were the most prevalent of all gram positives in OT (1.65%), ICU (3.78%) and NICU (1.55%) with Staphylococcus saprophyticus being the most frequent (>65%) among the isolated species. CoNS were the most commonly isolated gram-positive cocci in ICU and showed a remarkable resistance to novobiocin but high susceptibility to ciprofloxa.

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