Allied Journal of Medical Research

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Review Article - Allied Journal of Medical Research (2021) Volume 5, Issue 1

Isolation and identification of pathogenic important fungi from the moth fly Clogmia albipunctata (Diptera: Psychodinae) in teaching hospitals, Babol, Iran

Some arthropods, such as the house fly, cockroach and moth flies, could act as mechanical vectors for pathogenic agents. The objective of this study was identification of pathogenic fungi on the cuticular surface and alimentary tract of the moth fly collected from four teaching hospitals in Babol, north of Iran. Flies were collected in different areas of four teaching hospitals. Alive Adult flies were immediately transported to the entomology and mycology laboratory. All Flies were recognized based on the taxonomic keys. Fungi isolates were identified on the sabouraud dextrose petri dish according to the standard microbiological tests. All moth flies were identified as Clogmia albipunctata (Diptera: Psychodinae). Totally, 242 samples were cultured from 146 adult moth flies. Seven genus of fungi were identified. 51.12%, 28.09% and 7.30% of fungi isolates were related to the Aspergillus spp, Cladosporium spp and Penicillium spp, respectively. The present study has shown that moth fly carries pathogenic fungi in the hospital environments. Therefore, control of C. albipunctata in these places is essential for prevention of fungal infections.

Author(s): Saeid Mahdavi Omran, Mohsen Karami , Mojtaba Taghizadeh Armaki, Ramazan Rajabnia, Abazar Pournajaf, Ali Heidarpour, Jaber Alipoura

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