Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 223--224

Nasal swab microbiology of hospital workers: A report from a rural Thai hospital


Pathoom Sukkaromdee1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2,  
1 TWS Primary Care Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Hainan Medical University, China

Correspondence Address:
Pathoom Sukkaromdee
TWS Primary Care Center, Bangkok
Thailand




How to cite this article:
Sukkaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. Nasal swab microbiology of hospital workers: A report from a rural Thai hospital.Ann Trop Med Public Health 2015;8:223-224


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Sukkaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. Nasal swab microbiology of hospital workers: A report from a rural Thai hospital. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2015 [cited 2019 Oct 24 ];8:223-224
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Dear Sir,

The problem of nosocomial infection is important in infection control. "An important concern is the contamination in medical personnel". Here, the authors report the result from a nasal swab microbiology study of hospital workers, which is a report from a rural Thai hospital. Overall, 46 medical personnel in a Thai rural district hospital were studied for nasal swab microbiology[1]. The result is presented in [Table 1]. Of interest is the fact that there are many identified bacteria. The identified bacteria can be the cause of infection among medical personnel if there is no good sanitation and those bacteria can also be the cause of nosocomial infection for patients[2].{Table 1}

References

1Warnke P, Harnack T, Ottl P, Kundt G, Podbielski A. Nasal screening for Staphylococcus aureus - daily routine with improvement potentials. PLoS One 2014;9(2):e89667.
2Durnás B, Dzierzanowska D. Bacteriological screening in controlling the spread of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Pol Merkur Lekarski 2005;18:342-5.