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Your phone may carry bacteria found in human, animal faecal matter: Study

The results showed that 50 per cent of smartphone screens carried bacteria P. aeruginosa, commonly found in cockroach faeces

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BS Web Team New Delhi
There are many harmful bacteria that live on our smartphones which are commonly found in human and animal faecal matter, says a new study by SellCell, the Economic Times reported.

The results showed that 50 per cent of smartphone screens carried bacteria P. aeruginosa, commonly found in cockroach faeces. 
More shockingly, 100 per cent of screens carried E. coli (Esherichia coli) and faecal streptococci, bacteria found in human and animal excreta.
 
Bacteria that cause intense food poisoning were also found in 100 per cent of sample smartphone screens. S. aureus, Pneumonia causing bacteria were also present in 100 per cent of

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First Published: Mar 20 2023 | 4:50 PM IST

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