Vol. 3, Issue 9 (2015)
Bacterial contamination of mobile phones and computers in microbiological laboratories
Author(s): Jaya Madhuri R, Saraswathi M, Mahitha G, Bhargavi M, Deepika S, Vijaya Lakshmi G
Abstract: Cellphones are increasingly used by researches for communication. These can harbor various potentialrnbacterial isolates and become an exogenous source of nosocomial infections. A total of 12 swabsrncollected from various sources like mobile phones, keypads, screens and mice were used for isolation.rnAmong the samples, touchpads were more contaminated with the bacterial population Gram positivernrods were observed in most of the samples.