Day-Care and Pre-school Facilities
Kids, we love them but they are little incubators of bacteria and viruses (especially other peoples kids right?). What parent doesn’t dread the exposure to nasty bugs their child faces all day? Especially during flu or cold season. Just about all of them do. Millions of Americans develop serious infections each year from drug-resistant staphylococcus bacteria. This type of staph bacteria is known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), although it’s resistant to common antibiotics, including penicillin and amoxicillin.
In crowded situations like daycare centers, MRSA is very prevalent on toys and mats. Daycare centers do what they can to minimize pediatric germs that are brought to the center every day but with only minimal effectiveness. Regular UV treatments of all public areas and toys will destroy all infectious germs and viruses. Be sure to ask your day-care if they utilize this service for your child’s safety and well-being.