Thursday, 1 May 2008

Filthy as a loo seat: hazard of computer keyboards

Not only should we be washing our hands in between patients but perhaps every time we use our keyboards.

There are several articles in today's Guardian discussing research published on behalf of Which? magazine which showed that type pads on computer keyboards sometimes harbour more bugs than the average loo seat.

A further article by Michael Cross looks at how this problem is being addressed at University College Hospital, where Dr Peter Wilson consultant microbiologist, found up to a quarter of keyboards in wards are contaminated with MRSA and other pathogens.

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