Updated: Mar 30, 2020
“100 writing pens used by health care workers were screened for the presence of bacteria. Result: Bacteria were isolated from 53 pens of which Coagulase Negative Staphylococcus (CONS) were the major isolates. Methicillin resistance was observed in Staphylococcus aureus (66.7%) and Coagulase Negative Staphylococcus (31.8%).
Contamination of writing pens with bacteria as commonly seen in this
study can be prevented by hand washing along with regular disinfection of writing
What Does a Pen Carry? Are You Aware? Jourlib.org DOI: 10.7439/libr.v2i6.122