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      Study on the population of airborne bacteria and antibiotic resistance from a hospital environment

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      1st International Conference on Moisture in Buildings 2021 (ICMB21)

      28-29 June 2021

      airborne bacteria, antibiotic resistant, hospital, physical parameter

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          This study aims to identify the population of the airborne bacteria in a hospital and its antibiotic resistant. The airborne bacteria were collected using SKC Biostage Single Stage at three locations in a tertiary hospital in Kuala Lumpur. Temperature, relative humidity and air velocity of the sampling locations were determined using TSI VelociCalc. The screening of antibiotic resistance was conducted using disk diffusion of Kirby-Bauer method. The results show Micrococcus spp., Staphylococcus aureus, α and ȣ- Streptococcus spp., Bacillus spp., Clostridium spp. are the group of bacteria found at the sampling locations. The antibiotic resistance screening shows a wide percentage of resistance among the identified bacteria, with ampicillin as the highest percentage for the bacterial resistance.

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          30 May 2021
          [1 ] Department of Earth Sciences and Environment, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
          [2 ] Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
          [3 ] Department of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
          [4 ] Center for Toxicology and Health Risk Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
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          1st International Conference on Moisture in Buildings 2021
          28-29 June 2021
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          The datasets generated during and/or analysed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.



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