ISSN: 1813-0410

Author : Hamzah. Altaee, Hayder

Bacterial contamination of mobile phones,study in Babylon hospitals

Hayder Hamzah. Altaee; Shaimaa O. Hasson; Shrooq F. Hassan

journal of kerbala university, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 228-234

this study was done by collecting (120) samples by using sterile swabs with sterile distal water were passed on the hand set and the buttons of mobile phones in Babylon maternity and children and al-hashemia hospitals in March 2011, the inoculated in nutrient, blood agar and EMB agar. growth was observed in (21) samples corresponding to (17.5%). The most frequent bacteria were Staphylococcus aureus in 10 (47.6%) followed by Staphylococcus epidermidis in 4(19%), Streptococcus pyogenes in 2(9.5%) and Micrococcus spp. and Bacillus subtilius in 1(4.7%) to each one and gram negative bacteria which represented by E.coli in 3(14.2%). the mobile phone consider as pathogenic bacterial agent of disease transmitter. The most effected antimicrobial on all bacterial isolates growth were Novobiocin and Cephalexin with complete resistant of S. aureus to oxacillin.