Shisha - the hazardous pastime : microbial investigation of Shisha apparatus in public cafés in the UAE

dc.contributor.author Alfoteih, Yassen
dc.contributor.author Azizi, Saeid
dc.contributor.author Khajehkarimoddini, Laleh
dc.contributor.author Jaber, Zelal
dc.contributor.author Abdullah, Salimbabu
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-27T16:08:11Z
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dc.date.copyright 2018
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.description This article is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this Article is published in Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine (2018), available online at: https://www.mjphm.org.my/mjphm/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=856:2018-12-14-07-25-47&catid=123:2018-volume-18-2&Itemid=138. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study aims to examine the risk of bacterial and fungal transmission through frequent or repeated usage of the same water pipe by different smokers in public café shops. A total of 110 samples were extracted from different parts of used shisha apparatuses. These samples were collected from different cafes in seven cities in the UAE in the time period between Nov. 2016 and Feb. 2017. In all 110 samples, the bacterial and fungal strains were examined at Canadian university Dubai laboratories using standard protocols for culturing, isolating and identifying microorganisms. Later on, the samples were sent to Iranian hospital Dubai to examine the resistance of isolated bacteria to common antibiotics. Statistical analysis was conducted using quantitative data analysis and figures were expressed in percentage for clearer conclusion. Five bacterial strains were detected which are; Pseudomonas putida; Staphylococcus saprophyticus; Micrococcus luteus; Bacillus cereus and Providencia alcalifaciens (See table 2). One of the most important findings of the current study is the isolated bacteria Staphylococcus saprophyticus which showed methicillin resistance. Shisha smoking is a public health issue and could be a carrier of pathogens for smokers. There is a need for further assessments to address the impact of the sharp increase of Shisha smoking among specific populations especially in the Gulf countries (GCC) and among the female segment of society. © Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine 2018. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship British University in Dubai, BUiD en_US
dc.identifier.citation Alfoteih, Y., Azizi, S., Khajehkarimoddini, L., Jaber, Z., & Abdullah, S. (2018). Shisha - the hazardous pastime: Microbial investigation of Shisha apparatus in public cafés in the UAE. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 18(2), 101–108. https://www.mjphm.org.my/mjphm/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=856:2018-12-14-07-25-47&catid=123:2018-volume-18-2&Itemid=138 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1675-0306
dc.identifier.uri http://www.mjphm.org.my/mjphm/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=856:2018-12-14-07-25-47&catid=123:2018-volume-18-2&Itemid=138
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12519/177
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Malaysian Public Health Physicians Association en_US
dc.relation Authors Affiliations: Alfoteih, Y., School of Public Health and Health Sciences, Canadian University, PO Box 117781, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Azizi, S., Iranian Hospital, Pathology department, P.O.Box: 2330, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Khajehkarimoddini, L., Cedar Hospital, Po Box 49866, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Jaber, Z., Faculty of medical sciences, Newcastle university, Framlington placeNE2 4 HH, United Kingdom, Ajman university, College of Pharmacy, United Arab Emirates; Abdullah, S., School of Public Health and Health Sciences, Canadian University, PO Box 117781, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
dc.relation.ispartofseries Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine;Vol. 18, no. 2
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
dc.rights.holder Copyright : 2018 Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.subject Antibiotic sensitivity en_US
dc.subject Carrier of Pathogen en_US
dc.subject Pathogens en_US
dc.subject Public health en_US
dc.subject Shisha apparatus en_US
dc.title Shisha - the hazardous pastime : microbial investigation of Shisha apparatus in public cafés in the UAE en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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