DUBAI: Cellphones of health professionals in Dubai can be a reservoir of deadly pathogens, in line with the findings of a study bestowed in Dubai on Monday.
This surprising revelation was created by a number one scientist within the field of genetics throughout the Fourth UAE Biosecurity Conference hosted by the Ministry of temperature change and atmosphere (MOCCAE) on Monday.
Dr.ti Tajouri, professor at the college of Science medication at Bond University, Queensland, Australia and member of Police Scientists Council aforementioned they collected samples from 16 mobile phones of health care staff in Australia as a part of a study geared toward investigation microbic contamination in a very hospital settings.
“The findings were stunning to mention the smallest amount. Among a little size of simply sixteen phones, we have a tendency to found 814 bacterium as well as superbugs, 203 viruses, 67 fungi, and eight protists. These pathogens will cause health care Associated Infections (HAIs) starting from minor complaints to severe health. If this weren’t unhealthy enough we have a tendency to conjointly 1,092 microbes on the surface of the cellphones. Of them, 320 were antibiotic-resistant and 598 virulent issue genes,” he said.
“Health care professionals wash their hands and wear gloves however like most people they’re snuck on their cellphones. Their contaminated handsets are good vehicles for transmittal pathogens to patients,” aforementioned Dr. Tajouri.