This study aimed at the isolation and identification of the fungi and bacteria that transmissing with paper money, the money that subjected for this study ( 250,10000) I..D., the primary isolation was done by directed method on Sabrward Dextrose Agare medium to fungi and a nutrenat agar medium for bacteria , the money which included in this study were taken from Al-Rasheed & Al-Rafidain Bank in Diwaniya City.
The results of this study showed that there are different species of fungi were isolated on the paper money included ( Aspergillus niger,A. flavus, A. terrus, Candida Albicans, Penicillium notatum, P. digitatum, Alternaria alternate, Scopularoupsis, Fusarium spp, Curvularia lunata , Geotrichum, candidum and Trichophyton spp),While the bacteria included: ( Staphylococcus aureus , Staphylococcus pyogens , Streptococcus, Salmonella, Pseudomonas aeuroginosa, Escherichia,Bacillus).
Most of this fungi and bacteria which isolated in our study able to cause different diseases number and ratio of occurrence were different from species to another .
Also the result shows that the money type (250) I.D. was more contaminated than (10000) I.D.
The Aspergillus niger was the most dominant on paper money ( 13.2,8) once on the
( 250,10000) I.D. respectively than Candida albicans ( 12,5) once and Escherichia
( 22.9,19,1) once for ( 250,10000) I.D. respectively.
Minimum inhibitory concentrations for the fungi ranged between ( 1.2 ,1.1) mg/ml for clotramezol when it used against the isolated fungi while the Nystatine mic for fungi was ( 4-10) mg/ml most isolated of bacteria were resistant for antibiotics.
The disinfectant which used in our study were significantly effective in reducing the colonies numbers of the isolated fungi and bacteria.