Researchers say hotel rooms are full of fecal matter

If you've ever stayed at a hotel before, one study suggests there's a strong chance you've come in contact with someone else's fecal matter.

Researchers from the University of Houston swabbed down 19 areas in hotel rooms, including everything from the remote control to the telephone, and over 81 percent of the surfaces held E. coli, according to an ABC News report.

The author of the study, UH undergraduate Katie Kirsch, said there isn't a consistent housekeeping methodology in the hotel industry and she hopes the research could lead to better practices.

The maid cart was identified as the possible source for spreading the bacteria. Blooming bacteria was found on the sponges and mops, which are transported on the carts and used to clean rooms.

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