Isolation and Identification of Bacteria from under Fingernails

@article{Risan2017IsolationAI,
  title={Isolation and Identification of Bacteria from under Fingernails},
  author={M. Risan},
  journal={International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences},
  year={2017},
  volume={6},
  pages={3584-3590}
}
  • M. Risan
  • Published 2017
  • Geography
  • International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
Foodborne diseases are known to contribute to both human morbidity and mortality as well as health care costs. Besides outbreaks of foodborne disease, health care costs associated with these outbreaks are enormous (Bean et al., 1996; Campbell et al., 1998). The human body surface is constantly in contact with environmental microorganisms and become readily colonized by certain microbial species, Gram-negative and Grampositive pathogens in clinical specimens. It can cause a variety of… Expand
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