The cell phone is one of the objects that we manipulate the most on a daily basis, so that it can become a transmitter of bacteria that are very harmful to health. Next we will mention the most dangerous bacteria that your cell phone has.

1. Bacteria pseudomonas aeruginosa

This is one of the most aggressive bacteria in the list presented below because it is a pathogen that does not need many nutritional resources. And it is that this bacterium has an enormous resistance against antibiotics. This is one of the main reasons why cell phone use is restricted in clinics and hospitals .

2. Mold Bacteria

The Moho is present in one – tenth of cell phones , equal to what would be in fruits and vegetables that remain long in the refrigerator. When mold has been in for a long time and it is breathed in, it can cause serious respiratory problems, lung infections and a stuffy nose.

3. Clostridium difficile

According to some research carried out in 2013 by an American magazine on infections, the bacterium  Clostridium difficile  can be found persistently on both tablets and popular smartphones. Among some of the conditions that this bacterium can produce in people, there is diarrhea, irritation of the colon and other stomach problems that mainly attack people with low defenses.

4. Fungi and yeast

These types of bacteria are generally found in the human body, but since they occur in small amounts, they do not cause major damage. However, some such as Candida albicans can cause lesions in the vagina and in the mouth. It is worth mentioning that around 200 cell phones were studied by professionals in biological and health matters and they determined that 11.9% of electronic devices had this class of bacteria.

5. Coliforms

These bacteria are almost always found on plants, excrement, and feces. Although it does not cause major damage being in small quantities, things change when they begin to appear in large proportions. At the moment they do not represent a major threat although they do have a lot of presence in electronic devices.

6. Staphylococcus aureus

This is one of the most dangerous bacteria that your cell phone has, with presence in more than half of the phones around the world. Staphylococcus are increasingly resistant to antibiotics. When found on human skin, it can cause more or less serious infections.

7. Corynebacterium

Researchers at the University of Oregon in the United States were able to find this bacterium in cell phones, which causes diphtheria as the main disease ; a disease that almost always primarily attacks the upper respiratory tract.

It is a very contagious disease and in the vast majority of cases it causes many complications both in the nerves of the skull and in the heart. Fortunately, vaccines developed to prevent the bacteria have managed to significantly reduce the number of infections in countries on the western side.

8. Escherichia Coli

This bacterium has always been found lodged in the intestines area and is necessary for the development of digestion. Therefore, it is considered as a fecal bacteria.

A particular strain of this bacterium; hemorrhagic, is closely related to the consumption of food that is in poor condition or is contaminated, causing constant bleeding in the stool, kidney failure and anemia. It is worth mentioning that it also occurs in cell phones and can be transmitted from one place to another due to their lack of hygiene.

9. Coagulase negative staphylococci

This bacterium is one of the most resistant to drugs and antibiotics, which is why it is extremely difficult to eliminate. They are believed to be primarily responsible for at least 30% of infections that occur in hospitals.

10. Streptococcus

It has 2 types of presence: the first is responsible for one of the acute tonsillitis in children, and the second can cause infections in the urine or pneumonia in adults. Both were found in fingerprints found on cell phones .

Having knowledge of the most dangerous bacteria that your cell phone has , it is advisable to constantly clean it with alcohol or other chemicals to avoid contagion, however, it is best to be careful not to use cell phones in the bathroom or places where it is a source of potential contagion.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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