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The PBS News Hour reports on UB study that crib toys can harbor strep for months

Published January 6, 2014

An article on PBS NewsHour reports a study by UB researchers has found that two pathogens that commonly cause pneumonia were still found on toys, books and other surfaces hours after daycare centers closed for the day – even after a thorough cleaning. Stories on the research, which was conducted by UB microbiologist Anders Hakansson, appeared in news outlets that include The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, National Post, New York Daily News, Huffington Post, Yahoo News, Futurity, Red Orbit, Philadelphia Inquirer and Consumer Affairs. Articles also appeared on television news outlets around the country and in news outlets in Belgium, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Malaysia, England, Sweden, India, Indonesia, China and South Africa.

Read more:

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/12/biologists-find-harmful-bacteria-on-toys-books-and-cribs-even-after-cleaning.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/national-digest-strep-bacteria-linger-long-after-cleaning/2013/12/28/f997eaf6-700f-11e3-aecc-85cb037b7236_story.html

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-strep-crib-toys-20131227,0,3846035.story#axzz2oyNXpnGs

http://life.nationalpost.com/2013/12/27/toys-books-infant-cribs-can-harbour-common-cold-strep-bacteria-for-weeks-even-months-says-study-calling-for-more-precautions-in-day-cares-hospitals/

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/germs-live-months-article-1.1559724

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/12/27/how-long-can-germs-live_n_4509419.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-living

http://news.yahoo.com/cold-germs-hardier-previously-thought-study-152433736.html

http://www.futurity.org/biofilms-can-linger-toys-books-cribs/

http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1113035877/streptococcus-biofilm-persists-on-surfaces-much-longer-122713/

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/greenliving/How-long-can-bacteria-survive-outside-the-body-Too-long.html

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/study-bacteria-survive-longer-on-cribs-toys-books-than-previously-thought-122713.html

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