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Microbial contamination of computer keyboards in a university setting

The keyboards of multiple-user (student) and single-user (staff) computers located on a university campus were sampled to assess microbial contamination. The average number of microorganisms present on multiple-user computer keyboards was significantly greater than on single-user keyboards, and the number of keyboards harbouring potential pathogens was also greater for multiple-user computers. It is recommended that regular cleaning and disinfection of computers be used to reduce the microbial load, especially for multiple-user workstations. 2009;37(6):507-9. Am J Infect Control. Epub 2009 Feb 23.

Author: Anderson G, Palombo EA

Published: 01/01/2009

Publication Type: Journal article

Publisher: American Journal of Infection Control.