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Table 1 Bacteria isolated from NICU environmental surfaces

From: Bacterial contamination of neonatal intensive care units: How safe are the neonates?

Sampling sites Bacterial isolates
E. coli Klebsiella species Pseudomonas species Acinetobacter species S. aureus CoNS Enteroccus species
Radiant warmer 02 02 01 12
Suction tip 06 04 06 02 02
Incubator 08 02 01 04 01
Stethoscope 01 02 02
Phototherapy bed 02 01
Mothers’ bed 05 04 01 02
Ambu bag 02
Ventilator 01
Door handles 02 01 03
Weighing machine 01 03 02 01
Laryngoscope 01 02 01
Telephone set 01 02 02
Bedside locker 01 01 02 02
BP Machine 01 03 02
Station counter 01 01
Hood box 02
Wall BPL monitor 01 01 02
Sterilizer 01
Total 27 21 09 07 18 22 15