Isolation and Characterization of Bacteria on Mobile Phone Screen from Some Novena University Students (Published)
Citation: Eboh. O.J., Onuoha. T and Aghanenu, A.S.(2022) Isolation and Characterization of Bacteria on Mobile Phone Screen from Some Novena University Students, European Journal of Biology and Medical Science Research,, Vol.10, No.1, pp.1-6
Abstract: The study was to isolate and identify bacteria on mobile phone screen from some students of Novena University. Thirty samples were collected by using wet sterile swabs in transporting media to detect the presence of bacteria. A total of thirty samples per sex of students (15 males and 15 females) were collected. The swabs have been cultured on a different media in order to determine the bacteria on these devices. The study results showed that mobile phone devices from students (females and males) have been contaminated with bacteria isolates. Out of 30 samples, 13 (14.33%) for both males and females were contaminated with Staphylococcus and Eschericha spp. The results show that Staphylococcus (53.85%) is more prevalent than Eschericha spp. (46.67%). It is recommended that good hygiene practices should be observed by students to avoid spread of pathogen from phone devices.