Gender also played a role in the bacterial count discovered in the study. Photo: Felix Wong

Why Hong Kong’s public washrooms have been dubbed ‘reservoirs of drug-resistant bacteria’

  • Scholars warn of ‘recontamination risks’ for those using public toilets, with 87 per cent of Staphylococcus species found resistant to at least one first-line antibiotic
  • Internal door handles have most bacteria, with 148 bacterial cells per square centimetre, followed by jet air dryers with 142 cells
Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals

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Gender also played a role in the bacterial count discovered in the study. Photo: Felix Wong
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