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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2003 Apr;24(4):302-3.

Bacterial contamination of computer keyboards in a teaching hospital.

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Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC 20422, USA.

Abstract

We tested 100 keyboards in 29 clinical areas for bacterial contamination. Ninety five were positive for microorganisms. Streptococcus, Clostridium perfringens, Enterococcus (including one vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus), Staphylococcus aureus, fungi, and gram-negative organisms were isolated. Computer equipment must be kept clean so it does not become another vehicle for transmission of pathogens to patients.

PMID:
12725363
DOI:
10.1086/502200
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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