- •E. Coli, P. aeruginosa and S. aureus exhibited a (log1) decline within the first hour.
- •Bacteria remain viable on mobile phones for at least 6 hours.
- •Many bacteria associated with HAI were detected at 28 days in low numbers.
- •The most successful pathogenic bacteria to remain viable at the 28 day was B. cereus.
- •A rapid viability decline was seen in MSSA within the first 6 hours compared to MRSA.
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