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Airborne Bacteria

Bacteriology

General Ecosystems

  1. Linda D. Stetzenbach PhD Director, Microbiology Division

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0007

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Stetzenbach, L. D. 2010. Airborne Bacteria. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies, Las Vegas, NV, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Bioaerosols
  • 3
    Airborne Bacteria Associated with Adverse Human Health Effects
  • 4
    Monitoring for Airborne Bacteria
  • 5
    Summary

Keywords:

  • airborne bacteria;
  • bioaerosol-airborne biological material collection;
  • bacterial aerosols-from heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, water-spray devices;
  • airborne bacteria and adverse human health effects;
  • gram-positive nonspore-forming bacteria;
  • bioterrorism-weapons of mass destruction (WMD);
  • airborne bacterial monitoring;
  • airborne Staphylococcus spp. and Micrococcus spp.-nonendospore-forming bacteria