Nosocomial pathogens associated with the mobile phones of healthcare workers in a hospital in Anyigba, Kogi state, Nigeria.

@article{Nwankwo2014NosocomialPA,
  title={Nosocomial pathogens associated with the mobile phones of healthcare workers in a hospital in Anyigba, Kogi state, Nigeria.},
  author={Emmanuel Onwubiko Nwankwo and N Ekwunife and Kehinde Charles Mofolorunsho},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and global health},
  year={2014},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={135-40}
}
BACKGROUND Mobile phones of healthcare workers (HCWs) could be colonized by potential bacteria pathogens. The aim of this research is to evaluate the bacterial contamination and antibiotic sensitivity pattern of isolates from mobile phones of HCWs in Grimad hospital. METHOD A total of 112 swab samples were collected from the mobile phones of HCWs and students in June 2012 in Anyigba. While 56 samples were from HCWs in Grimad hospital, 56 samples were obtained from non-healthcare workers… CONTINUE READING