Find out the truth about daycare-associated infections and what causes them. Did you know there are even some health-related benefits for children who attend daycare centers and preschools? Keep reading to find out more!
Are kids who attend daycares and preschools more prone to infections?
Yes. There is a 2- to 3-fold increase in risk for respiratory infections, ear infections, and diarrheal disease. The increased risk is independent of age, race, and social class. Importantly, though, this risk also decreases significantly when appropriate diapering, handwashing, and food-preparation equipment are used.