Library Keyboards and Public Health

Do you sanitize your library's keyboards?  If not, perhaps it is time to start.

This study only tested computers in a healthcare setting, but it seems prudent to me that all libraries should see their computer keyboards and mice as a potential way to spread bacteria and should sanitize them daily to help reduce the risk.

When I first read about this study at The Krafty Librarian, I ordered boxes of alcohol wipes and waterless hand sanitizer, and posted them with this sign near my library's computers.

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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2006 Apr;27(4):372-7. Epub 2006 Mar 29. [PubMed]

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