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ERIC Number: ED547003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 87
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ISBN: 978-1-2675-1617-6
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The Prevalence of Potential Bacterial Pathogens on Inanimate Objects in a State School
Dandy, Tonja Denise
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Trevecca Nazarene University
Cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces can reduce the transmissibility of potential pathogens on school surfaces. Determining the number of bacteria and investigating the presence of pathogens on school surfaces are beginning steps in managing the well-being of students contacting those surfaces. This research study examines the pervasiveness of bacterial disease-causing agents on inanimate objects most accessible to students in a state school. The research showed that 41% of the school surfaces tested positive for the presence of pathogens "Staphylococcus aureus" and "Pseudomonas aeruginosa." Independent t-tests revealed a statistically significant finding for the efficacy of the treatment of surfaces with two percent bleach. Rubbing alcohol and sterile water were effective at reducing the bacterial counts. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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