Abstract

Research Article

Evaluation of microbial contamination in a surgical department of a Romanian military emergency hospital - A case study

Bogdan-Ioan Coculescu* and Elena Claudia Coculescu

Published: 23 August, 2021 | Volume 6 - Issue 1 | Pages: 026-028

Assessment of the microbial load of the operating environment during daily pre-, intra-, and post-operative procedures in a surgical department of a military emergency hospital in Bucharest showed the bacterial contamination of intra-operative air by increasing the number of bacteria above the allowed maximum level and the detection of a strain of Escherichia coli (E. coli).

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Keywords:

Microbiological air contamination; Sanitary analysis; Sedimentation method; E. coli

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