Top 10 Germs on Your Smartphone

Coliforms: Coliforms are organisms often found in animal and human feces, as well as on soil and plants.

Escherichia Coli: E. coli O157:H7 is the one to blame for those foodborne outbreaks that we see in movies and local news broadcasts.

Staphylococcus Aureus: For decades, scientists have developed new medicines to stay ahead of the ever-mutating enemy, bacteria. But now.

Streptococcus: This patient has cellulitis from a Streptococcal infection.

Coagulase Negative Staphylococci (CoNS: Health care workers have to be extra-careful with washing as hosptials are a breeding ground for many bacteria.

Molds: You can find mold on leaves -- and also on your smartphone.

Yeasts: Yeast can make dough rise but it can also irritate your skin.

Clostridium Difficile: Dr. Christine Lee, an infectious disease physician, poses in a lab at St. Joseph's.

Corynebacterium: Corynebacterium is the pathogen that causes diphtheria.

Pseudomonas Aeruginosa: A petri dish with Pseudomonas aeruginosa is shown; this bacterium requires little nutrition and can tolerate.

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