The 10 bacteria that lives in our smart phones!
We are touching it for around 150 times a day and they are dirtier than the toilet shell: we are talking about the mobile phones, faithful companions and constant microbe carriers. The scientific studies have shown that they carry 80% of the common bacteria.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa: These bacteria is really aggressive is on top of the list. The reason is simple: the pathogen in question needs very few nutritive resources, so the smart phone surface is ideal for this bacteria to develop. The Pseudomonas is also a part of the most resistance bacteria of the antibiotics, so that’s why the use of smart phones is limited in the hospitals.
Clostridium difficile: According to a study of the American Journal of Infection Control published in 2013 this bacteria is one of the most persistent on the tablets and smart phones, as well as it cannot be cleared by a simple wipe cloth. The pathogen is between the main causers of diarrhea and colon irritation, and attacks mostly the adults.
Staphylococcus aureus: Few shackles of these bacteria on the skin can provoke morbid and aggressive manifestations on the pathogen, in form of infections. A Turk study has identified it on 52% of the mobiles handled by the health personnel.
Coagulase-negative staphylococci: These bacteria are responsible for 30% of the infections of blood acquired in hospitals. This is the result of a Ghanaian research made over 15% of the examined mobiles.
Streptococcus: It is typically found in two forms: form A, which is responsible for the most frequent pharyngo – tonsillitis in children; and the form B, which can cause a wide range of infections at adults, from pneumonia to urinary infections.
Escherichia coli: It is bacteria normally present in our intestine, and necessary for the digestion. In fact, it is about fecal bacteria, and the problem is just that: the fact that it ended up on the phone have to be an indicator of contaminants far worse that wrap the screen of the expensive smart phones.
Coliforms: They are normally present in the plants, topsoil and feces. Like Escherichia, the fact that they’re present on the phone is not in concern of itself, if it is in small amount. But it can cause very bad contaminations.
Corynebacterium: The researchers from the Oregon University have found samples on few phones back in 2014, but it was possibly non infective versions of it. These bacteria in fact is an original diphtheria, an acute infective disease and contagious of the airways, and can cause respiratory diseases and heart complications.
Yeasts: Some, such as Candida albicans, responsible for mouth and vaginal infections, are normally present in the human body, and limited in the spread, by the immune system. One Turkish research made over 200 phones shown that these bacteria is present on 11,9% of the phones.
Molds: You can’t find them only on the forgotten food in the fridge, but also on 10% of the smart phones, in the long run, they can cause respiratory diseases.