A study at Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital found that two deadly drug-resistant types of bacteria (vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE) & methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)) could survive for up to 24 hours on a keyboard.
Most of the bacteria found by researchers are types that tend to live on people, usually in our skin, in our mouths & nasal passages.
Many of these bacteria won’t hurt you unless your immune system is weakened however,they could still cause an infection if you have a cut on your fingers (even a tiny one you can’t see).
It’s wise to be careful, especially if you are sharing a computer with other people. If the person who used the keyboard before you was coming down with the flu, it is possible that you could catch the flu from using the keyboard afterwards.
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