Cellphones may spread superbugs in hospitals
April 23, 2009 4:47am CST
In Paris:Cell phones belonging to hospital staff were found to be tainted with bacteria-including the drug-resistant MRSA superbug-and may be a source of hospital- accquired infections,according to study released.Researchers found 95 percent of the mobile of doctors and nurses were contaminated with atleast one type of bacteria,with the potential to cause illness ranging from minor skin irritations to deadly diseases.Only a few staff regularly cleaned their phones, even if most followed hygiene guidelines for hand washing. Do you clean your phone frequently to maintain good hygiene?
23 Apr 09
Oh dear, yeah, that IS so true. I just realized the need to clean cellphones too. Thanks for the info. I don't really clean my cellphone because it isn't something that we see as dirty. I guess people should be more conscious about this now. MRSA is a very dangerous microorganism.