ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Research Article | Open Access
Raad A. AL-Harmoosh1 , Ali J. Eidan2, Hazim A. Al-Hadrawy1, Qasim A. Mohammed1 and Ameer Q. Hamed1
1Department of Ecology, College of Science, University of Kufa, Iraq.
2Department of Basic Medical Science, College of Nursing, University of Kufa, Iraq.
J. Pure Appl. Microbiol., 2018, 12 (4): 2193-2198 | Article Number: 5354
Received: 09/10/2018| Accepted: 02/12/2018 |Published: 29/12/2018

The prevalence of bacterial presences on the handles of car doors in Al-Najaf Province was evaluated. The current study was carried out between December 2017 and March 2018. A total of 100 samples were collected and cultured for bacterial isolation. The incidence of positive specimens was as the follow; (40%) with bacterial cultures, (52%) with yeasts cultures and (8%) with negative aerobic cultures. In addition, the current results involved that (70%) of isolates was Gram positive and (30%) of isolates was Gram negative. The most isolated bacteria were S. aureus, Klebsiella sp., E. coli, Proteus sp., Salmonella sp., Bacillus sp., and Streptococcus sp.  The current study was indicated high prevalence rate of bacteria on the handles of car doors in Al-Najaf Province.


Bacterial contamination; Infection; Door Handles; Infectious diseases.

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