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Gerba's previous "Germs in the Workplace" studies have looked at the presence of bacteria and viruses in traditional office settings; germiest jobs and whether men's offices have more germs then women's offices.
To help keep them from transferring germs from one place to another during the "sick season," educators should use sanitizing wipes several times a day to clean some of the germiest places in schools --doorknobs, keyboards, desks, faucet handles and light switches.
In a recent survey of American adults conducted by Booth Research, one in four respondents (25%) pointed to their office as "the germiest place" they are exposed to on a regular basis.
Phones were the germiest place in offices surveyed; followed by desktops, the water fountain handle, microwave door handle, and keyboards.