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Fernanda Lise ;Acta Scientiarum. Health Sciences 2013, 35 1

Autor: Flávio Roberto Mello Garcia

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Acta Scientiarum.
Health Sciences ISSN: 1679-9291 eduem@uem.br Universidade Estadual de Maringá Brasil Garcia, Flávio Roberto Mello; Lise, Fernanda Ants associated with pathogenic microorganisms in brazilian hospitals: attention to a silent vector Acta Scientiarum.
Health Sciences, vol.
35, núm.
1, enero-junio, 2013, pp.
9-14 Universidade Estadual de Maringá Maringá, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=307226203002 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Acta Scientiarum http:--www.uem.br-acta ISSN printed: 1679-9291 ISSN on-line: 1807-8648 Doi: 10.4025-actascihealthsci.v35i1.10471 Ants associated with pathogenic microorganisms in brazilian hospitals: attention to a silent vector Flávio Roberto Mello Garcia* and Fernanda Lise Laboratório de Ecologia de Insetos, Departamento de Zoologia e Genética, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Cx.
Postal 354, 96010-900, Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
*Author for correspondence.
E-mail: flavio.garcia@pq.cnpq.br ABSTRACT.
The presence of ants in hospitals is a threat to the health of the hospital community, given the potential to carry pathogenic microorganisms.
This study was developed in order to comment on publications related to the occurrence of ants associated with pathogenic microorganisms in hospitals in Brazil.
Studies indicated that ants were collected in several wards of 13 hospitals in five States from South and Southeast regions. The microbiological analysis has identified on the ants, microorganisms such as Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Klebsiella, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas, and others with microbiological importance. Keywords: Monomorium pharaonis, Staphylococcus, hospital infection, public health. Formiga...





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