Impacts of silver-coated antimicrobial screen covers on the cell-phone microbiome of resident physicians.

TitleImpacts of silver-coated antimicrobial screen covers on the cell-phone microbiome of resident physicians.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsAW McCumber, SJ Volkoff, DJ Anderson, and CK Gunsch
JournalInfect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Volume40
Issue12
Start Page1427
Pagination1427 - 1429
Date Published12/2019
Abstract

An antimicrobial screen was applied to the cell phones of 26 resident physicians to determine its effects on the phone microbiome and its potential to serve as a selective agent for antibiotic or silver resistance genes. No increase of these genes was observed now was there a shift in the overall microbial community.

DOI10.1017/ice.2019.280
Short TitleInfect Control Hosp Epidemiol