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Computer mice in public centers

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dc.contributor.author Na'was, Tarek
dc.contributor.author Hamzeh, Fatima
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-29T09:45:34Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-29T09:45:34Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2225-7217 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/9822
dc.description.abstract The objective of this study was to detect the presence of, isolate and identify certain pathogenic bacteria from computers mice in a public university computer center. For this purpose, ten computer mice were randomly and aseptically sampled, from a big number present in a public computer center in the Beirut area. Standard microbiology laboratory methods were used to detect the presence of two potentially pathogenic bacteria: Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. As expected 100 % of the samples tested grew a big number of bacteria, but the growth of both organisms from 60% of the samples and one of them in 10 % of the remaining sample (indicating the isolation of each of the organisms from 70% of all the samples), warranted alerting the society of such a dangerous source of contamination. Recommendations regarding personal hygiene and proper disinfection of computer mice in public centers should be respected as the study proved that these might be the source of numerous community acquired infections. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Computer mice in public centers en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle a source of pathogenic bacteria en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198029370 en_US
dc.author.department Natural Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal ARPN Journal of Science and Technology en_US
dc.journal.volume 5 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 537-539 en_US
dc.keywords Computer mice en_US
dc.keywords Bacterial contamination en_US
dc.keywords Staphylococcus aureus en_US
dc.keywords Escherichia coli en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Hamzeh, F., & Na’was, T. (2011). Computer Mice in Public Centers: A Source of Pathogenic Bacteria. ARPN Journal of Science and Technology 5(4) 537-539. en_US
dc.author.email tnawas@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.ejournalofscience.org/archive/vol5no11/vol5no11_2.pdf en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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