Table 2

Culture results for environmental swab samples

Date

Plate type

Total Plates

% Growth1

Organisms detected2


30-Sep-2005

Nutrient

6

66.7

N/A

Blood

4

75.0

N/A

6-Oct-2005

Nutrient

12

0.0

N/A

Blood

12

33.3

N/A

14-Oct-2005

Nutrient

14

16.7

N/A

Blood

0

0.0

N/A

21-Oct-2005

Nutrient

24

79.2

Bacillus sp (Bacillus M7)

Blood

0

0.0

Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M2, M11)

28-Oct-2005

Nutrient

10

80.0

N/A

Blood

6

83.3

N/A

3-Nov-2005

Nutrient

13

84.6

Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M7)

Blood

12

83.3

Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M11)

15-Nov-2005

Nutrient

22

81.8

Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M7)

Blood

16

56.3

Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M3, M11, 14)

18-Jan-2006

Nutrient

16

56.3

N/A

Blood

0

0.0

N/A

25-Jan-2006

Nutrient

16

68.8

N/A

Blood

16

75.0

N/A

3-Feb-2006

Nutrient

12

75.0

Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M2, M7, M10), Staphylococcus sp. (Staph. M1)

Blood

16

81.3

Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M1, M2, M3, M14), Staphylococcus sp. (Staph. M2), Moraxella sp. (Morax. M1), Brevibacterium sp. (Brevi. M1b), Brevibacillus sp. (Brevi. M1a)

15-Feb-2006

Nutrient

10

90.0

Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M10), Staphylococcus sp. (Staph. M3)

Blood

10

80.0

Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M1), Microbacterium sp. (Microbac. M1)

1-Mar-2006

Nutrient

10

70.0

Pseudomonas sp. (Pseudo. M1), Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M1, M5, M7), Staphylococcus sp. (Staph M3)

Blood

10

60.0

Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M1, M5, M9, M11), Staphylococcus sp. (Staph. M2)

8-Mar-2006

Nutrient

20

85.0

Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M5, M7), Staphylococcus sp. (Staph. M3), Enterococcus sp. (Enterococ. M1)

Blood

20

90.0

Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M1, M11), Staphylococcus sp. (Staph. M2), Moraxella sp. (Morax. M1)

29-Mar-2006

Nutrient

16

50.0

Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M5, M7), Staphylococcus sp. (M1), Enterococcus sp. (Enterococ. M1)

Blood

16

50.0

Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M2, M5a, M11, M13), Staphylococcus sp. (M2)

5-Apr-2006

Nutrient

12

41.7

Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M7, M12), Staphylococcus sp. (Staph. M1, M3), Acinetobacter sp. (Acinet. M1)

Blood

12

58.3

Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M2, M8, M11, M14), Staphylococcus sp. (M2, M3)

12-Apr-2006

Nutrient

16

37.5

Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M7, M12), Brevibacterium sp. (Brevi. M1b), Pseudomonas sp. (Pseudo. M1), Exiguobacterium sp. (Exiguobac. M1)

Blood

16

43.8

Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M1, M2, M8, M11), Staphylococcus sp. (Staph. M2), Brevibacterium sp. (Brevi. M1a), Exiguobacterium sp. (Exiguobac. M1)

19-Apr-2006

Nutrient

16

43.8

Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M10, M12), Acinetobacter sp. (Acinet. M1), Enterococcus sp. (Enterococ. M1)

Blood

16

81.3

Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M1, 2, M15), Brevibacterium sp. (Brevi. M1b), Microbacterium sp. (Microbac. M1a)


1 Percentage of plates with microbial growth

2 Observed morphologies (see Table 1); N/A = Not Available for that sampling day.

Lee et al. BMC Microbiology 2007 7:27   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-7-27

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