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Table 1 Survival (semi-quantitative counts) of MRSA, VRE and ESBL-producing E.coli on different international banknotes

From: Money and transmission of bacteria

Country Currency MRSA VRE ESBL (+) E.coli
Direct wet swab Tube titration of swab Direct wet swab Tube titration of swab Direct wet swab Tube titration of swab
European countries Euro Ø Ø + Ø +++ +++
Croatia Kuna Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø
Romania Leu (RON) +++ +++ +++ +++ +++ +++
Morocco Dirham Ø Ø + Ø ++ Ø
USA Dollar +++ +++ ++ Ø + Ø
Canada Canadian Dollar +++ +++ + Ø +++ Ø
India Rupee Ø Ø + Ø Ø Ø
  1. +++ = confluent growth, ++ = multiple segments, + = single colonies, Ø = no growth.