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Norozi J. Study on Bacterial Contamination of Environment kitchen in Some Hospitals. jha. 2005; 8 (19) :50-54
URL: http://jha.iums.ac.ir/article-1-102-en.html

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Introduction: Kitchen environment, food preparation tables, dishes, washing liquids,…. etc are at risk of being exposed to different bacteria that can be transfered to patients. The objective of this survey was to determine the bacterial contamination in Kitchen environment in some hospitals.

Methods: In this analytical descriptive study, 4 times samples were taken form kitchen environment, washed dishes, food preparation tables, freezers, cold room, washing liquids. Isolated bacteria were identified by standard methods.

Findings: Our results showed that bacteria were found in washed dishes, tables, washing liquids and other surfaces in the kitchen. The commonest bacteria were Enterobacter, E. coli, Klebsiella. 

Results: Enteric bacteria (that may indicate fecal contamination) were found on different surfaces of the kitchens. therefore improvement in hospital hygiene to control infections were emphasized.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2008/08/10

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