CBS News Report
John Roberts, a CBS News Reporter, presented a report on tests conducted throughout the United States on the presence of germs on different surfaces that people are in contact with.
He reported that in all of the surfaces tested, it was found there was at least one form of bacteria and/or virus on each surface. Some of these pathogens included E. Coli, Staph Aureus, Bacillus Cerus and even fecal matter.
"what we found on the ATM machine was a toxic form of E.coli bacteria similiar to the one that caused a deadly outbreak of food poisoning in the Northwest..."
"...and it wasn't just the ATM that was carrying the disease. Fifty percent of the surfaces we tested had at least one form of toxic bacteria on them".