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— Friday, March 12, 2004 —

Posted By: DEATHsyphon at 5:52:05 PM ET


Well Hi to everyone, I'm a new News admin. I figured that I would start off with something that is kind of intersting doesnt have to much to do with CnC Generals, but again its something intersting and might make you start using those toilet seat covers on your keyboard. This news article was cited off of-http://australianit.news.com.au-
Toilet seats cleaner than keyboards
Correspondents in New York MARCH 12, 2004 KEYBOARDS, computer mice and telephone dials are more infested with microbes than toilet seats, according to a new study. The University of Arizona study study recommends that office work stations be regularly disinfected since they can on average contain 400 times as many germs as a toilet seat, said Charles Gerba, a University of Arizona microbiologist. According to the study, telephones harboured up to 25,127 germs per square inch, keyboards 3,295 and computer mice 1,676. The average office contains 20,961 germs per square inch. "Desks are really bacteria cafeterias," Mr Gerba said. "They are breakfast bars, lunch tables and everything else, as we spend more hours at the office. "When someone is infected with a cold or flu bug, the surfaces they touch during the day become germ transfer points because some cold and flu viruses can survive on surfaces for up to 72 hours," he added. "An office can become an incubator." US health officials last month warned about the dissemination of germs during the flu season.
Last edited by DEATHsyphon on Saturday, March 13, 2004 at 1:36:16 PM.