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Table 6 Distribution of microbial pathogens in the air and on surfaces in the operating theatres of Mbale Regional Referral Hospital, Eastern Uganda

From: Contamination of microbial pathogens and their antimicrobial pattern in operating theatres of peri-urban eastern Uganda: a cross-sectional study

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Air (settle plate) [na=163] Surface (Swab) [na=71] p-value
Organism n (%)
Pseudomonas spp 27 (48.2) 29 (51.8) 0.94
Bacillus spp 32 (78.0) 9 (22.0) 0.15
CoNS 23 (95.8) 1 (4.2) 0.02
Enterobacter aerogens 6 (30.0) 14 (70.0) 0.30
S. aureus 16 (88.9) 2 (1.1) 0.02
E. coli 3 (25.0) 9 (75.0) 0.19
Micrococcus spp 11 (91.7) 1 (8.3) 0.03
P.aeruginosa 1 (25.0) 3 (75.0) 0.19
Viridans Streptococcus 0 (0.0) 2 (100) 0.01
E. faecalis 2 (100) 0 (0.0) 0.01
Enterococcus spp 0 (0.0) 1 (100) 0.01
Aspergillus spp 37 (100) 0 (0.0) 0.01
Rhodotorula spp 4 (100) 0 (0.0) 0.01
Rhizopus spp 1 (100) 0 (0.0) 0.01
  1. anumber of isolates