Air – conditioners as source of Infection

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Taj B. Uppal


Condensation water from 15 air-conditioners, fixed in different kinds of room, was tested a regards their bacterial contents. Bacillus spp. was also found in almost all the water tested but Pseudomonas aeruginosa was also found from air-conditioners fixed in rooms with heavy traffic. Proper disposal of this water, especially in hospitals, is recommended as it may become a source of infection to any susceptible person.

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Uppal TB. Air – conditioners as source of Infection. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Aug. 18 [cited 2024 Jun. 13];2(1). Available from:
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