Microbial Cross-Contamination

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It is a safety hazard to have electronic devices in lab because of the potential risk factor to contaminate mobile phones with microbes obtained while working with pathogens, and then cross-contaminating individuals in the community. According to the article, Health care workers’ mobile phones: a potential cause of a microbial cross-contamination between hospitals and community, the mobile phones of health care workers (HCWs) were evaluated and examined for microbes and it was concluded that their devices were colonized and infected with nosocomial pathogens (1). The pathogens from this potential cross-contamination could be dangerous amongst those health care workers that handle medical equipment and patients, which could potentially infect
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