Mobile phones: emerging threat for infection control

contaminated healthcare worker phone

This study was conducted to determine whether mobile phones of healthcare workers (HCWs) and corporate users harbour micro-organisms. Swabs collected from mobile phones were inoculated in solid and liquid media, and incubated aerobically. Growth was identified as per standard microbiological procedures. Antibiotic susceptibility was determined for Staphylococcus aureus. A questionnaire was used for data collection on awareness […]