DebMed Blog: Healthcare Hygiene Matters

Do you know what’s hiding on your smartphone?

Posted by DebMed on Nov 10, 2016 9:30:00 AM

A recent study in the journal Clinical Microbiology and Infection revealed that mobile phones present a substantial infection risk, with evidence of viruses on 38.5 percent of devices. Researchers swabbed phones at a French hospital and discovered rotavirus on 39 of 109 phones as well as viruses that cause stomach ailments and lung infections. A fifth of staff didn’t clean their hands after handling their phones.

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Topics: hand hygiene, Smart Phones

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