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South Med J. 2002 Dec;95(12):1408-10.

Bacterial contamination of paper currency.

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Wright-Patterson Medical Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433-5529, USA.


One-dollar bills were collected from the general community in western Ohio to survey for bacterial contamination. Pathogenic or potentially pathogenic organisms were isolated from 94% of the bills. These results suggest a high rate of bacterial contamination of one-dollar bills.

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