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Table 3 Distribution of species identified according to care units

From: Healthcare-associated infections: bacteriological characterization of the hospital surfaces in the University Hospital of Abomey-Calavi/so-ava in South Benin (West Africa)

Species Number of species according to care units Number of species % of species
A B C D E F G  
Acinetobacter baumannii 1 3 2 1 7 4.7
Bacillus spp. 3 7 3 5 10 7 35 23.3
Burkholderia cepacia 1 1 0.7
Citrobacter freundii 1 1 2 1.3
Chryseomonas luteola 1 1 2 1.3
Escherichia coli 1 6 3 1 11 7.3
Klebsiella pneumoniae 2 2 1.3
Klebsiella ornithinolytica 1 1 0.7
Klebsiella oxytoca 1 1 2 1.3
Kluyvera spp. 1 1 0.7
Pantoea spp.2 1 2 3 2.0
Pantoea spp. 3 2 2 1.3
Pantoea spp.4 1 3 4 2.7
Pasteurella pneumotropica 1 1 0.7
Pseudomonas oryzihabitans 1 1 1 1 4 2.7
Serratia ficaria 4 1 2 1 8 5.3
Serratia marcescens 1 1 0.7
Serratia rubidaea 1 1 0.7
Shigella spp. 1 1 0.7
Staphylococcus aureus 7 10 8 6 2 5 3 41 23.3
Staphylococcus spp. 3 4 2 5 3 1 1 19 12.7
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia 1 1 0.7
Total 27 31 23 22 16 17 14 150 100.0
  1. Care units: A: Surgery; B: Maternity; C: Paediatrics; D: Medicine; E: Emergency; F: Operating Theatre; G: recovery room
  2. Staphylococcus aureus (23.3%), and Staphylococcus spp. (12.7%) were present in all care units. Pasteurella pneumotropica were one other GNB discovered