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Dirty desks 'increase staff sickness'

Bacteria on office keyboards could increase cold and flu amongst staff as the winter months approach.

The office supplies company, Viking, swabbed a number of desks and found bacteria such as Staphylococcus, Bacillus and Micrococcus, indicating a poor level of hygiene, largely resulting from hot desking and workers eating lunch at their desks.

Keith Doyle reports.

  • 04 Oct 2011
  • From the section Health