Analysis Of Routine Bacterial Contamination Checking Feedback Of Nasiriyah City Hospitals During 2016

  • Hydar Kh. AL-Maliky Department of Microbiology, College of veterinary medicine, University of Thi-Qar, Iraq
  • Talib Hassan Ali Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine


Hospital contamination is an important cause of nosocomial infection. This study aims to assess the occurrence of bacterial contamination in 70 different departments of two private and five public hospitals in Nasseriah city (south of Iraq) during 2016. From 50 to 200 swabs collected weekly from each wards, were isolated 213 positive culture bacterial isolates, comprised 11 bacterial species detected by biochemical and enzymatic tests. The contamination was ranged between Pseudomonas species that represent the most contaminant species (30%) to Micrococcus spp. and Citrobacters pp were the fewest (0.46%). Generally, the private hospitals were less contaminated than public ones, the winter and summer months were less contaminated than spring and autumn, and multi- specialty hospital have more contamination than single-specialty one.  


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