INDOOR AIR STUDY OF FUNGI CONTAMINATION AT INTERNAL DEPARTMENTS FOR STUDENTS IN THI-QAR GOVERNORATE
Amany Sh. Jabber*, Faten Naeem Abbas, Intidhaar N. Abid, Maytham T. Qasim, Lamyaa Y. Radhi, Saad S. Hamim
Purpose: The purpose of the study was evaluation of the fungal presence in the environment of an internal departments for students. Materials and methods: The environment testing was carried out at a internal departments for students May 2014. The materials to mycological examinations were air samples (10 bedrooms) and swabs from two locations the kitchen (wall, floor, sink, cook, refrigerator, R.O-tank) and the bathroom (wall, floor, lavatory, washing machine). Samples were collected weekly. The findings were processed statistically. The t-test and Least significance difference to compared between the means were used. The border value of significance was 0.05. Results: The following fungal pathogens isolated from indoor environment of females internal department were Asperegillus flavus, A.niger, Candida albicans, Candida spp., Rhodotorula spp. and Trichosporon spp. In contrast, colonies isolated from indoor environment of males internal department were Candida albicans, Candida spp., Asperegillus niger, Aspergillus spp. and Trichosporon spp. In both departments Candida spp. were most frequently isolated from the indoor environment. A significant increase in the fungi isolated from the air and walls between departments was found. Conclusions: The main fungal pathogens isolated from the air samples were Candida spp. and Aspergillus spp. in the internal departments for students. Fungal occurrence in the air of rooms and walls varied between the both departments.
Keywords: Candida spp, internal departments for Students, Fungi Contamination.
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