Help with the MRSA battle...anti bacterial properties are embedded in the plastic used to make the products...and you can run them through the dishwasher...BD
This year over 2 million patients will contract an infection while seeking treatment in a US hospital. Of those, close to 100,000 people will die, making hospital acquired infections a Top 10 Killer of Americans. Complicating this epidemic, a strain of antibiotic resistant staph infection, MRSA, has emerged in hospitals worldwide. Recent studies have shown the computer keyboard and mouse to be a major source of cross-contamination infections. According to Dr. Daniel LePera, Bacteria that reside in the upper mouth or respiratory tract can travel to an in-office computer keyboard and survive as long as 24 hours. Viruses can live on them for one hour or more. A study reported at the American Society for Microbiology found that MRSA can survive on computer keyboards for up to 6 weeks. Increased dependence on computer technology has found the use of computers and their associated input devices to be much more common in patient care rooms and even operating rooms where open wounds are prime targets for such bacteria.