One out of six mobile phones in the UK has E.coli?


UK Today News: A recent British study in the UK has stated that one in six mobile phones have some traces of E.coli. This happens as most of the time people are not bothered about washing hands before using their phones.

The study has found that nine in ten mobile phones have some or other kind of bacteria, which also includes E.coli. E.coli is the bacteria which was responsible for the number of deaths caused in Germany in the month of June.

More than 350 samples were taken by researchers from the London School Of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine from the phones as well as the hands of the people. Samples were taken from 12 cities across Britain.

95 percent of the people had said that they had washed their hands with soap, but still 16 percent of the phones and people’s hands had E.coli that was transmitted from faeces. It was also found that 25 percent of the phones and 31 percent of the hands had contained Staphylococcus aureus. This bacteria is naturally present in the skin but can become dangerous if it is transferred between people, especially those who have a week immune system. Overall, 92 percent of the mobile phones and 82 percent of the hands have some kind of bacteria in them.