Yıl 2017, Cilt 47, Sayı 2, Sayfalar 52 - 56 2017-10-18

Microbiological burden of public transport vehicles

Ayşe Seher Birteksöz Tan [1] , Gamze Erdoğdu [2]

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The goal of this study was to determine the role of public transport in the transmission of microorganisms. A total of 60 swab samples were collected in the morning and evening from handles in public transport trams, metrobuses, and buses. Swab samples were examined using microbiological methods, and the number and types of microorganisms were determined. Total aerobic bacterial and fungal counts in samples collected in the evening were higher than those in samples collected in the morning from trams and metrobuses. However, the total bacterial and fungal counts were very high in samples collected in the morning and evening from buses. Staphylococcus aureus, coagulase-negative staphylococcus, and Enterococcus spp. were isolated from these samples. The results of our study show that public transportation can be a significant reservoir for spreading pathogenic microorganisms. For this reason, it is very important to regularly follow cleaning and hygiene rules and to inspect these vehicles.

Microbiological burden, microbial contamination
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Yazar: Ayşe Seher Birteksöz Tan
Kurum: Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, İstanbul University, 34116, İstanbul, Turkey
Ülke: Turkey


Yazar: Gamze Erdoğdu
Kurum: Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, İstanbul University, 34116, İstanbul, Turkey
Ülke: Turkey


Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { iujp345004, journal = {Istanbul Journal of Pharmacy}, issn = {2548-0731}, eissn = {2587-2087}, address = {İstanbul Üniversitesi}, year = {2017}, volume = {47}, pages = {52 - 56}, doi = {10.5152/IstanbulJPharm.2017.008}, title = {Microbiological burden of public transport vehicles}, key = {cite}, author = {Erdoğdu, Gamze and Birteksöz Tan, Ayşe Seher} }
APA Birteksöz Tan, A , Erdoğdu, G . (2017). Microbiological burden of public transport vehicles. Istanbul Journal of Pharmacy, 47 (2), 52-56. DOI: 10.5152/IstanbulJPharm.2017.008
MLA Birteksöz Tan, A , Erdoğdu, G . "Microbiological burden of public transport vehicles". Istanbul Journal of Pharmacy 47 (2017): 52-56 <http://www.dergipark.gov.tr/iujp/issue/31503/345004>
Chicago Birteksöz Tan, A , Erdoğdu, G . "Microbiological burden of public transport vehicles". Istanbul Journal of Pharmacy 47 (2017): 52-56
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ISNAD Birteksöz Tan, Ayşe Seher , Erdoğdu, Gamze . "Microbiological burden of public transport vehicles". Istanbul Journal of Pharmacy 47 / 2 (Ekim 2017): 52-56. http://dx.doi.org/10.5152/IstanbulJPharm.2017.008