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Table 3 Transmission of E.coli and/or S. aureus from banknotes to volunteers

From: Money and transmission of bacteria

Currency Micro-organism Culture results
Person I Person II Person III
Euro E. coli Ø Ø Ø
US Dollar S. aureus + + +
Romanian Leu (RON) E. coli ++ ++ ++
  S. aureus ++ ++ ++
  1. ++ = multiple segments, + = single colonies, Ø = no growth.