Impacts of silver-coated antimicrobial screen covers on the cell-phone microbiome of resident physicians.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

An antimicrobial screen was applied to the cell phones of 26 resident physicians to determine its effects on the phone microbiome and its potential to serve as a selective agent for antibiotic or silver resistance genes. No increase of these genes was observed now was there a shift in the overall microbial community.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

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

Published Date

  • December 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1427 - 1429

PubMed ID

  • 31631832

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7147993

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/ice.2019.280


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States