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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(10), 4667-4668; doi:10.3390/ijerph10104667

Correction
Correction: Zhou, F.; Wang, Y. Characteristics of Antibiotic Resistance of Airborne Staphylococcus Isolated from Metro Stations. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10, 2412-2426
Feng Zhou 1 and Yuyan Wang 2,*
1
Department of Clinical Medicine, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China
2
Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; Tel.: +86-21-5423-7219; Fax: +86-21-5423-7122.
Received: 13 July 2013 / Accepted: 18 September 2013 / Published: 30 September 2013

The authors wish to add the following amendments and corrections to their paper published in IJERPH [1].

1. Page 2417, line 4–5, the sentence “The highest frequencies of antibiotic resistance were detected against bactrim (38.95%), nitrofurantoin (36.28%) and penicillin (30.49%).” should read ”The highest frequencies of antibiotic resistance were detected against bactrim (39.86%), nitrofurantoin (37.68%) and penicillin (31.16%).”

2. Page 2417, Table 1, the first two values of the “average antibiotic resistance” column were incorrectly calculated. We have corrected this critical error. The updated Table 1 should be as follows:

Table 1. Resistance to 16 antibiotics among bacterial samples from different sources.
Table 1. Resistance to 16 antibiotics among bacterial samples from different sources.
AntibioticsMetroHospitalParkp valueAverage antibiotic resistance
n = 50n = 52n = 36
Resistance rateResistance rateResistance rate
Cell wall synthesis
Oxacillin22.00%21.15%36.11%p > 0.0525.36%
Penicillin (G)28.00%38.46%25.00%p > 0.0531.16%
Ampicillin20.00%36.54%13.89%p < 0.05 *24.64%
Cefepime0.00%1.92%0.00%p > 0.050.72%
Vancomycin0.00%0.00%0.00%p > 0.050.00%
Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid8.00%19.23%0.00%p > 0.0510.14%

3. Page 2420, line 19, the order in the figure legend was wrong. The sentences “The positive control strains A were shown to have agglomerated under scanning electronic microscopy. Similar results were found in the positive samples B. Both the negative control strains C and the negative samples D were separated from each other during scanning electronic microscopy.” should read “The positive control strains A were shown to have agglomerated under scanning electronic microscopy. Similar results were found in the positive samples C. Both the negative control strains B and the negative samples D were separated from each other during scanning electronic microscopy.

The authors apologize for the inconvenience.

References

  1. Zhou, F.; Wang, Y. Characteristics of antibiotic resistance of airborne Staphylococcus isolated from Metro Stations. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10, 2412–2426. [Google Scholar] [CrossRef]
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