To Combat the Spread of MERS-CoV WetKeys Washable Keyboards Recommends All Mobile Devices and Tablets Used in Healthcare to be Covered with Washable Sleeves
WetKeys Washable Keyboards recommends the widespread use of washable, antimicrobial covers for iPhones, iPads and other mobile devices, especially those used in healthcare environments, as a logical precaution to combat the spread of MERS-CoV and drug-resistant germs leading to Health Care Acquired Infections (HCAIs).
Atlanta, GA (WetKeys) May 22, 2014
In light of the confirmed cases of MERS-CoV in the U.S., WetKeys Washable Keyboards recommends the widespread use of washable, antimicrobial covers for iPhones, iPads and other mobile devices, especially in healthcare environments. To prevent the spread of the respiratory illness, the CDC is recommending a list of preventive measures including cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces.*
MERS is considered a coronavirus that attacks the respiratory system, the new virus has a high fatality rate and as of now there is no vaccine or special treatment. As of last week there have been 571 confirmed cases of MERS, including 171 deaths and the number of countries with confirmed cases increased to 18, with a case in the Netherlands, as reported by the World Health Organization.**
"Major outbreaks of illness such as the recent MERS-CoV are often found to be transmitted via a combination of airborne and high-touch surfaces. Using washable, antimicrobial covers on all your mobile devices, and cleaning them regularly, may prove to be a very good idea," stated David Malo, COO of WetKeys Washable Keyboards.
As a leading provider of
waterproof mobile device covers, WetKeys recommends all medical facilities to require them for all caregivers and patients. In addition healthcare professionals should pay particular attention to their own devices, as the CDC urges everyone to disinfect frequently used surfaces in order to decrease the opportunity for the new virus to spread.
Healthcare professionals, patients, and visitors shouldn't be the only ones concerned. Companies, especially those who frequent the Arabian Peninsula, should consider providing
antimicrobial covers for iPads and iPhones, as well as other mobile devices as part of a corporate wellness program.
"It is not enough to just wash our hands, as even the CDC recommends disinfecting and cleaning frequently used surfaces and for offices and healthcare facilities that means your keyboards, mice, touchpads, and mobile devices. By supplying your employees with equipment that is easily disinfected you are helping decrease the opportunity for disease to spread," continued Malo.
In addition to being a leading manufacturer and online retailer of waterproof and washable computer keyboards, mice, and touchpads, WetKeys also offers a wide variety of waterproof mobile device covers including;
antimicrobial cover for an iPad, waterproof iPad cases, and the Klear Kase Splashproof case for the Kindle Fire.
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