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Table 2 Survival (semi-quantitative counts) of MRSA, VRE and ESBL-producing E.coli on different international banknotes, over time

From: Money and transmission of bacteria

Time (h) Currency MRSA VRE ESBL (+) E.coli
3 Euro Ø + +
Kuna Ø Ø Ø
Leu (RON) +++ +++ +++
Dirham Ø + Ø
Dollar + Ø +
Canadian Dollar + Ø Ø
Rupee Ø + Ø
6 Euro Ø Ø +
Kuna Ø Ø Ø
Leu (RON) +++ +++ +++
Dirham Ø Ø Ø
Dollar Ø + +
Canadian Dollar + + Ø
Rupee Ø Ø Ø
24 Euro Ø Ø Ø
Kuna Ø Ø Ø
Leu (RON) ++ Ø Ø
Dirham Ø Ø Ø
Dollar Ø Ø Ø
Canadian Dollar Ø Ø Ø
Rupee Ø Ø Ø
  1. +++ = confluent growth, ++ = multiple segments, + = single colonies, Ø = no growth.