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Simultaneous monitoring of SARS-CoV-2, bacteria, and fungi in indoor air of hospital: a study on Hajar Hospital in Shahrekord, Iran

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(2021) Simultaneous monitoring of SARS-CoV-2, bacteria, and fungi in indoor air of hospital: a study on Hajar Hospital in Shahrekord, Iran. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. p. 11. ISSN 0944-1344

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Abstract

The novel SARS-CoV-2 outbreak was declared as pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020. Understanding the airborne route of SARS-CoV-2 transmission is essential for infection prevention and control. In this study, a total of 107 indoor air samples (45 SARS-CoV-2, 62 bacteria, and fungi) were collected from different wards of the Hajar Hospital in Shahrekord, Iran. Simultaneously, bacterial and fungal samples were also collected from the ambient air of hospital yard. Overall, 6 positive air samples were detected in the infectious 1 and infectious 2 wards, intensive care unit (ICU), computed tomography (CT) scan, respiratory patients' clinic, and personal protective equipment (PPE) room. Also, airborne bacteria and fungi were simultaneously detected in the various wards of the hospital with concentrations ranging from 14 to 106 CFU m(-3) and 18 to 141 CFU m(-3), respectively. The highest mean concentrations of bacteria and fungi were observed in respiratory patients' clinics and ICU wards, respectively. Significant correlation (p < 0.05) was found between airborne bacterial concentration and the presence of SARS-CoV-2, while no significant correlation was found between fungi concentration and the virus presence. This study provided an additional evidence about the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in the indoor air of a hospital that admitted COVID-19 patients. Moreover, it was revealed that the monitoring of microbial quality of indoor air in such hospitals is very important, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, for controlling the nosocomial infections.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Hemati, S.UNSPECIFIED
Mobini, G. R.UNSPECIFIED
Heidari, M.UNSPECIFIED
Rahmani, F.UNSPECIFIED
Babadi, A. S.UNSPECIFIED
Farhadkhani, M.UNSPECIFIED
Nourmoradi, H.UNSPECIFIED
Raeisi, A.UNSPECIFIED
Ahmadi, A.UNSPECIFIED
Khodabakhshi, A.UNSPECIFIED
Sadeghi, M.UNSPECIFIED
Bagheri, M.UNSPECIFIED
Validi, M.UNSPECIFIED
Taghipour, S.UNSPECIFIED
Mohammadi-Moghadam, F.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic SARS-CoV-2 Airborne route Bacteria Fungi airborne transmission seasonal distribution covid-19 contamination bioaerosols infection aerosols virus Environmental Sciences & Ecology
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Page Range: p. 11
Journal or Publication Title: Environmental Science and Pollution Research
Journal Index: ISI
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-021-13628-9
ISSN: 0944-1344
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/3449

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