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Table 1 The types of bacteria isolated from phones and hands of HCW.

From: Are we aware how contaminated our mobile phones with nosocomial pathogens?

Bacteria   Mobile phones (n = 200) Hands of HCWs
(n = 200)
Gram + Staphylococcus aureus 50 53
  Streptococcus spp. 12 18
  CoNS 181 193
  Enterococcus spp. 7 9
Gram - Non-fermentative gram negatives 19 26
  Coliforms 15 12
Other Moulds 20 19
  Yeasts 3 3
Total 307 333
  1. CoNS (Coagulase negative staphylococci)
  2. More than one type of bacterial growth were seen in some mobile phones