Global Advanced Research Journal of Microbiology (GARJM) ISSN: 2315-5116

January, 2016. Vol. 5(1), pp 001-009

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Full Length Research Paper

Is Ultrasound Gel Harboring Any Bacterial Growth?

*Hanadi Abdulqader Jasim, Hassan Ala ' Faried,  Mohammed Basim Majeed

 

Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, Basra University, Iraq

*Corresponding Author’s Email: hind_iraq2006@yahoo.com

Accepted 18 January, 2016

 

Abstract

The ability of Ultrasound Gel to be a source for infections has been   exhibited a big problem in healthcare environments. The aim of this study was to recognize bacterial species that contaminate ultrasound gel. A total of 56 Ultrasound Gel samples were collected from hospitals and private clinics. Many bacterial species have been determined (25%) of total samples. The large part of bacteria which were recorded includes those that have a role in skin infections and other underlying tissues. Staph.aureus, Pseudomonas, Klebsiella, Enterobacter and Bukholderia had been contaminated ultrasound gels in various degrees. Besides that, sealed and opened gel containers also revealed bacterial growth. Hence, all attempts should be made to limit the possibility of contamination. 

Keywords: Bacterial Growth, Ultrasound Gel Harboring.

 


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