The Bacterial Load of Hospital Discharges (Sidi Kacem, Morocco)


Fecal microorganisms, which are indicators or pathogens, have an optimum growth in the specific conditions of the internal environment animal or human. Therefore, when issued by a host, they result in sudden and drastic changes in the environment. This study aims at bacteriological characterization of the effluent from the provincial hospital in Sidi Kacem. And it shows that the effluent from the hospital contributing to non-regulatory standards ultimately reaches the environment (river wadi floor, animal, vegetable...). The results of bacteriological analyses (Total Coliforms, Fecal Coliforms) about sewage from the provincial hospital depending on the day of rest and work in the city of Sidi Kacem are presented with means respectively 557 × 104 and 328 × 104 in the rest and working days 555 × 104, 342 × 104 and the much higher maximum working days from the day of rest are 64 × 105 and 42 × 105. The results obtained show that the rate of bacteria (CT-CF) exceeds standards recommended by CNS (1994) and WHO (1996, 1997). These results have adverse effects on human life, animal, environment and ecosystem in general.

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S. Sadek, F. Harkati, K. Elkharrim, F. Jeddi, I. Moufouad, M. Elmarkhi, A. Khadmaoui, S. Mouden, Z. Dakir and D. Belghyti, "The Bacterial Load of Hospital Discharges (Sidi Kacem, Morocco)," Advances in Microbiology, Vol. 3 No. 7, 2013, pp. 511-514. doi: 10.4236/aim.2013.37068.

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