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Identification of airborne microbiota in selected areas in a health-care setting in South Africa

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Microbiology, January 2014
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Title
Identification of airborne microbiota in selected areas in a health-care setting in South Africa
Published in
BMC Microbiology, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2180-14-100
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Authors

Gaofetoge Setlhare, Ntsoaki Malebo, Karabo Shale, Ryk Lues

Abstract

The role of bio-aerosols in the spread of disease and spoilage of food has been described in numerous studies; nevertheless this information at South African hospitals is limited. Attributable to their size, bio-aerosols may be suspended in the air for long periods placing patients at risk of infection and possibly settling on surfaces resulting in food contamination. The aim of the study is to assess the microbial composition of the air in the kitchen and selected wards at a typical district hospital in South Africa. Air samples were collected using the settle plates and an SAS Super 90 air sampler by impaction on agar. These microbial samples were quantified and identified using Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) and Analytic Profile Index (API).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 53 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 17%
Researcher 7 13%
Student > Bachelor 7 13%
Professor 4 8%
Other 10 19%
Unknown 6 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 26%
Environmental Science 6 11%
Immunology and Microbiology 6 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 6%
Other 9 17%
Unknown 10 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 April 2014.
All research outputs
#5,789,586
of 11,339,542 outputs
Outputs from BMC Microbiology
#594
of 1,600 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#64,210
of 185,874 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Microbiology
#13
of 53 outputs
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