Microbial contamination of mobile phones in a health care setting in Alexandria, Egypt

  title={Microbial contamination of mobile phones in a health care setting in Alexandria, Egypt},
  author={Heba Sayed Selim and Amani Farouk Abaza},
  booktitle={GMS hygiene and infection control},
AIM This study aimed at investigating the microbial contamination of mobile phones in a hospital setting. METHODS Swab samples were collected from 40 mobile phones of patients and health care workers at the Alexandria University Students' Hospital. They were tested for their bacterial contamination at the microbiology laboratory of the High Institute of Public Health. Quantification of bacteria was performed using both surface spread and pour plate methods. Isolated bacterial agents were… CONTINUE READING
Highly Cited
This paper has 25 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS
Related Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 4 times. VIEW TWEETS

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 14 extracted citations

Devising a novel visible light based low-cost ultra-low-power gesture recognition system

2017 International Conference on Networking, Systems and Security (NSysS) • 2017

Identification of microorganisms on mobile phones of intensive care unit health care workers and medical students in the tertiary hospital.

Medicinski glasnik : official publication of the Medical Association of Zenica-Doboj Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina • 2017
View 2 Excerpts


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 36 references

Keypad mobile phones are associated with a significant increased risk of microbial contamination compared to touch screen phones

P Pal, A Roy, +3 authors S Alder
J Infect Prev • 2013
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

A Study of microbial flora andMRSA harboured by mobile phones of health care personnel

NN Tambe, C. Pai
Int J Recent Trends Sci Technol • 2012
View 5 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Antibiotic susceptibility testing by a standardized single disk method.

American journal of clinical pathology • 1966
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Study of the role of mobile phones in the transmission of Hospital acquired infections

KM Angadi, R Misra, U Gupta, S Jadhav, M. Sardar
Med J DY Patil Univ • 2014
View 2 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Role of Mobile Phone in Spreading Hospital Acquired Infection : A Study in Different Group of Health Care Workers

Dr Harish R Trivedi, Dr Kairavi J Desai, D. Trivedi, Dr Saklainhaider S Malek
View 3 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Bacteriological screening of hands and mobile phones of healthcare workers and its management

MP Raghavendra, KC Shruthi, B. Shivalingaiah
Int J Recent Trends Sci Technol • 2015
View 1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…