2013
DOI: 10.1590/0037-8682-1607-2013
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Abstract: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical 46(5):637-640, Sep-Oct, 2013http://dx.doi. org/10.1590/0037-8682-1607-2013 Ants in a hospital environment and their potential as mechanical bacterial vectors ABSTRACT Introduction:We studied the richness and abundance of ant species, their bacteria and the bacteria isolated from patient clinical samples. Methods: Ants were collected with baited traps at 64 sites in a public hospital in São Luis, State of Maranhão, Brazil. Results: In total, 1,659 ants fr… Show more

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“…Lutinski et al [24] also indicated that warmer temperatures are more conducive for breeding and infestation of ants. In fact, seasonality not only affects ant abundance but also ant diversity in hospital settings [25].…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Lutinski et al [24] also indicated that warmer temperatures are more conducive for breeding and infestation of ants. In fact, seasonality not only affects ant abundance but also ant diversity in hospital settings [25].…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…For capturing the ants, an improvised ant collection tool based on the study of [12] was used. for initially identifying the isolated organism, a conventional method using panel of biochemical tests as described by [13] was used.…”
Section: Methodsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…References and their respective areas that have records of ants collected in the state of Maranhão. Behavioral Wheeler, 1922;Monnin et al, 2003;Silva, 2007;Pereira et al, 2014Ecological Brandão et al, 2011Ramos et al, 2015;Silva et al, 2017;Gutiérrez et al, 2017Forensic Andrade-Silva et al, 2015Pereira et al, 2017Genetics Wauters et al, 2018Inventory Dáttilo et al, 2012Occurrence Dáttilo et al, 2010Sanitary Carvalho et al, 2011Silva et al, 2012;Lima et al, 2013Taxonomic Forel, 1904Mann, 1916;Gonçalves, 1942Gonçalves, , 1947Borgmeier, 1955;Kempf, 1959Kempf, , 1960aKempf, , 1960bGonçalves, 1961;Kempf, 1964Kempf, , 1968Kempf, , 1971Kempf, , 1972aKempf, , 1972bKempf, , 1975Watkins, 1976;Ward, 1989;Brandão, 1991;De Andrade & Baroni Urbani, 1999;Ward, 1999;Cuezzo, 2000;Longino & Snelling, 2002;Ward & Downie, 2005;Shoemaker et al, 2006;Wild & Cuezzo, 2006;Feitosa et al, 2007;…”
Section: Distribution and Mapsmentioning
confidence: 99%