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N.D. researchers find iPads can spread antibiotic-resistant germs

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FARGO — Doctors now commonly use electronic tablet devices for patient charts and to have reference materials at their fingertips.

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But a new study by North Dakota researchers has found that those iPads and similar devices can transmit germs, including some that are resistant to antibiotics.

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Patrick Springer
Patrick Springer first joined the reporting staff of The Forum in 1985. He can be reached by calling 701-241-5522. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to letters@forumcomm.com
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