Antibiotic-resistant bacteria on personal devices in hospital intensive care units: Molecular approaches to quantifying and describing changes in the bacterial community of personal mobile devices.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Bacterial community composition and presence of antibiotic resistance genes (mecA, tetK, and vanA) on personal mobile devices (PMDs) of nurses in intensive care units (ICUs) were evaluated. Antibiotic resistance genes on PMDs decreased at the end of the shift, and a several microbial genera changed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Volkoff, SJ; McCumber, AW; Anderson, DJ; Gunsch, CK

Published Date

  • June 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 717 - 720

PubMed ID

  • 30973128

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6879180

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/ice.2019.56


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States