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The manuscript by Gyande et al reports about the contamination of mobile phones. There are lot of studies reported in pubmed on this aspect. There is nothing new. However only difference I can see is that it was conducted in a University campus. Hence the title should reflect that.
1. The manuscript is of poorly written and not suitable for publication. There are lot of typos and errors.
2. There is no mentioning of the consent form in the study. Was the consent taken from the students for the above study.
3. What was the age group of the students from whose mobiles the samples were collected.
4. Any report about the anaerobic bacteria?
5. Klebsiella pnemonia should be written as Klebsiella pneumoniae.
6. Bacterial names are not written in italics
I do not recommend to publish this article in it's current state.
Microbiologist with 11 years of experience
there should be different groups for this study and respective tables.
This is an interesting article which mostly confirms the results of other published studies.
There are gramatical errors throughout the article. In particular, it seems that some sentence fragments have been retained after editing occurred. As an example, in the abstract it is stated "Pathogenic isolates made up 81.8% of all isolates 18.2%."
The authors conclude that periodic cleaning of mobile phones and frequent handwashing should be encouraged, but present no data on how these would impact the colonization of phones.
The authors make no comparison of the organisms found in the current study to the organisms found in other similar studies.
The first figure could be deleted with the data presented in the results text.
The second figure would be more useful if the organisms were grouped (eg. gram negatives shown together and gram positives shown together).
Infectious Diseases Physician; academic interest in Public Health
It is a good paper.
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