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BACTERIAL LOAD ON ATM MACHINES
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bacte posted:
I am a graduate of Bayero University Kano Nigeria, that conducted a research on BACTERIAL LOAD ON ATM, THEIR HAZARDS TO HEALTH AND SOLUTIONS.
It is no news on the need for the society to have a healthy interaction with regards to tools that are being used as a result of new technologies. The ATM has had its share of making life easier in banking transactions 24hours a day. However the health implication and risk of bacterial transmission must be understood so as to highlight and forestall any situation that can arise subtle or unnoticed.
My research revealed that all the ATMs were found to be contaminated. None was sterile and the overall mean bacterial count for discrete colonies was 1.531x10%3cfu/cm2 with the least as 1.20%3cfu/cm2 and highest with 1.78%3cfu/cm2.
Due to the high load of Bacteria on the machines, sensitivity test was carried out using different types of disinfectants.
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