Species diversity and concentration of moulds in air samples from hospital indoor and outdoor environment

  • Tadeja Matos
  • Tanja Kavčič

Abstract

Background: Prophylactic antifungal treatments as well as an appropriate protective environment are essential for prevention of invasive fungal infections in the immunocompromised patients. h e aim of our study was to determine the species and concentrations of airborne moulds in various hospital indoor environments as well as the immediate outdoor environment. We have also tested three dif erent growth media in an attempt to establish which one is the most appropriate for air sampling. Methods: Between October 2007 and March 2008 air samples have been collected from two construction sites at UMC Ljubljana and the immediate outdoor environment with no construction works as well as in a regular hospital ward and an ICU of UMC Ljubljana. h e recovered moulds were then identified

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Published
2010-02-01
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Matos T, Kavčič T. Species diversity and concentration of moulds in air samples from hospital indoor and outdoor environment. ZdravVestn [Internet]. 1Feb.2010 [cited 7Apr.2020];79(2). Available from: https://vestnik.szd.si/index.php/ZdravVest/article/view/227
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