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Young children get infectious diseases 10-15 times per year because they haven’t fully developed antibodies to these germs (Children’s Health Network).

Keep Germs Away

Children are highly susceptible to obtaining and passing on sicknesses. Children also spend time in many different places which increases their interaction with new germs.

Today, children spend lots of time in school buildings and childcare centers where they are in contact with other children, teachers, and caretakers.

According to childtrends.org, 46% of children in 2013 were being raised in a single-parent home, resulting in more children in childcare while their parent was a work. Even in two-parent households, many children spend time in childcare facilities as both parents are working outside the home. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the percentage of two-parent families where both parents worked was up to 59% in 2013.

The more that children are in public settings, the more protection they need from microbial contraction.

The list for contagious infections that children are exposed to is extensive but includes diseases such as chicken pox, lice, measles, meningitis, rubella, scabies, influenza, colds, cold sores, strep, mumps, pink eye, and dozens of others.

 

MicroForce covers all the places children go:

  • Day Care Centers
  • After-School Centers
  • Organized Team Sports, including Gyms and Locker Rooms
  • Care Centers for Children with Disabilities
  • Schools, including Classrooms, Libraries, Cafeterias, Gyms and Restrooms
  • Learning and Community Centers
  • Activity Centers
  • Churches