Certain bacteria linger on day care items, researchers say

U.S. researchers analyzed surfaces and objects in a child day care center after it had been cleaned, and found that many surfaces, such as cribs, tested positive for Streptococcus pyogenes. The study, published in the journal Infection and Immunity, also revealed that 4 out of 5 stuffed toys were positive for Streptococcus pneumoniae.

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