Playing with bugs

时间:2019-03-06 01:07:01166网络整理admin

Toys are a health threat to sick babies, a new study suggests. Over four weeks, Colin Morley and his colleagues at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, were able to grow bacteria from nearly all the toys belonging to newborns in intensive care. Five of the babies became ill after being infected with the same bugs found on their toys. It’s not clear whether the toys were the direct cause of the illnesses, but Morley reports in the online journal Pediatrics (vol 106, p e18) that while cots are cleaned regularly,