Athletics / Schools

Athletics / Schools

It is well established that school settings-from pre-school through college-as well as organized athletic programs (including professional sports) are known to provide an environment that is conducive to the cross-contamination of infectious agents. Staph infections (including MRSA), Impetigo, Herpes and Ringworm infections are just a few of these types of infections.

Outbreaks of infections among students, participants and staff is reported in the media almost daily. Spread of infections (some deadly) can occur via skin-to-skin, or through contaminated inanimate surfaces such as classroom fixtures, wrestling and gym mats,locker room surfaces and shower facilities, computer keyboards and other “frequently touched” surfaces.

 

Micro-Scientific® the leading supplier of antimicrobial products used by hospitals has now made these same products available for use by institutional athletics and in all school settings.

 

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