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.