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IP International Journal of Medical Microbiology and Tropical Diseases


Microbial flora in currency notes: an area of concern


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Author Details : Sayan Bhattacharyya*

Volume : 6, Issue : 2, Year : 2020

Article Page : 90-91


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Abstract

Currency notes are potential sources of bacteria and fungi that can cause various infections. Their role as
fomites are not fully explored. Data from the scientific world is also scarce in this aspect. We here attempt
to review the various types of currency notes and the common pathogenic microflora contaminating their
surfaces. Possible solutions to this problem also remain to be discovered.

Keywords: Currency bacteria, Fungi, Colonization, Infection, Fomites.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijmmtd.2020.019

How to cite : Bhattacharyya S , Microbial flora in currency notes: an area of concern. IP Int J Med Microbiol Trop Dis 2020;6(2):90-91

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