Epidemiology of Pathogenic Fungi from Private Hospital of Jabalpur, India

Shraddha Patel, Varsha Aglawe, Sushma Jaget, Parnavi Arya, Megha Tiwari
2016 International Journal of Life-Sciences Scientific Research  
Fungi are ubiquitous in our environment, only a few people realize how intimately our lives are related to these fungi. Mycotic diseases of men are an emerging public health problem which receives growing alternate from the health authorities. The inter-human, man-animal and man-environment relationship constitute the prime factors that explain the presence or absence of the infection. Special human activities and changes in human behavior are responsible for different susceptibilities in
more » ... tibilities in individual populations. Noscomial infections are transmitted in hospital through three main environmental routes-air, surface contact and water. This study reports the result of environmental surveillance of fungi in specific areas of Private Hospital of Jabalpur (M.P.). The air samples in the hospital yielded Aspergillus, Alternaria, Candida, Fusarium, Rhizopus, Penicillium, Tricophyton, and Microsporum. The dust samples were positive for Aspergillus, Alternaria and Fusarium. The sample of drinking water of the hospital no fungi was isolated.
doi:10.21276/ijlssr.2016.2.6.12 fatcat:pcumr2s4azb5beqgrwft75gmra