Isolation of Pathogenic Bacteria from some Male Barbershops in the City of Nasiriyah

Fadil G. Alswedi, Amany S H Jaber

Abstract


A study was conducted to evaluate bacterial contamination in hairdressing and beauty salons in Thi-Qar at Alnasiriyah city. Samples were collected from ten different salons. The samples were collected from scissors,comb, razor, dryer, sink, and table tools. The isolates obtained were examined and identified using microscopic examination, colonial morphology and biochemical characteristics. Six bacterial species were isolated and identified. The bacterial isolates include Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Streptococcus spp, Micrococcus Spp,Enterococusspp and Enterobacter. Isolated from some men's salons and shaving tools and the highest frequency of bacteria was in the salon of Nawras by 15%, Salon Ahmed by 12.5% , more bacterial isolation of shaving tools,sink,razor and the presence of this potential pathogen is an indication that hairdressing salons could be contributing to the spread of infection.

Keywords


Pathogenic bacteria, Barber shop

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25258/ijpqa.10.2.4

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