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Is Your Keyboard Making you Sick?

Is Your Keyboard Making you Sick?

Did you know that your keyboard and mouse could be contaminated by several kinds of virus and bacteria that may infect you? Your colleague suffering from a severe cold may contaminate his keyboard or mouse. If somebody else comes in contact with it, they could get infected as well.

A few studies done in some software companies around the world, found keyboards contaminated with coliform bacteria and staphylococci. While coliform bacteria cause food infections, staphylococci can lead to skin infections and food poisoning too. Though at most times the infection may not be very harmful, some infections could be dangerous too. What if you have kids at home? Many a times, kids use the computer and may eat with the same hands. This can cause a spread of infections to them. In hospitals, this kind of contamination could be dangerous to patients and health care providers. Many types of virus and bacteria can be transmitted from patient to patient and can create health problems.