Keyboards Haven for Superbugs
Posted on April 13, 2005
Sadly, keyboards are a great place to find superbugs and other germs. CTV.ca reports that hospitals are having a serious problem with computer keyboards because antibiotic-resistant germs can get on them and survive for up to 24 hours. CTV.ca said one hospital even had to dispose of all of their keyboards. The problem, as one physician explained, is the keyboards are difficult to clean without causing damage to the keyboards. Dr. Allison McGeer, an infection control specialist from Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital, told the Canadian Press, "The difficulty with keyboards is you can't pour bleach on them. They don't work so well when you do that."