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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(1): 2749-2772
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.801.291


Airborne Fungi in Indoor Hospital Environments
Jean Phellipe Marques do Nascimento1, Ana Maria Queijeiro López2, Mykaella Andrade de Araújo3, Lucas Anhezini de Araujo4 and Eurípedes Alves da Silva Filho1*
1Federal University of Alagoas, Institute of Biological Sciences and Health, Laboratory of Genetic and Applied Microbiology. Maceió - AL, Brazil
2Federal University of Alagoas, Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Laboratory of Biochemistry of Parasitism and Environmental Microbiology. Maceió - AL, Brazil
3Federal University of Alagoas, Institute of Biological Sciences and Health, Laboratory of Cell and Molecular Biology. Maceió - AL, Brazil
4Federal University of Alagoas, Institute of Biological Sciences and Health, Laboratory of Developmental Biology of Drosophila. Maceió - AL, Brazil
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The relationship between air quality and human health has been indisputably evidenced in the literature. In indoor environments this quality can be influenced by the presence of microorganisms. In these places, fungi find every favorable condition for their growth and development. Factors such as temperature, relative humidity, infiltrations in the building structure and availability of nutrients may be associated with the success of the presence of fungi in indoor air. Fungi can put at risk the health of occupants of a given environment, favoring the emergence of allergies and serious infections. In the hospital context, patients, professionals and visitors can have their health compromised by the presence of airborne fungi that can cause serious damage. Allergens produced by various species of fungi are known to affect susceptible people and are related to allergic diseases like asthma and rhinitis. In this review we highlight the participation of some fungi as one of the main indoor air contaminants and the risk of aerial exposure to these microorganisms in hospital environments.


Keywords: Airborne fungi, Air quality, Bioaerosol, Allergens
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Jean Phellipe Marques do Nascimento, Ana Maria Queijeiro López, Mykaella Andrade de Araújo, Lucas Anhezini de Araujo and Eurípedes Alves da Silva Filho. 2019. Airborne Fungi in Indoor Hospital Environments.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(1): 2749-2772. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.801.291