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The Hidden Danger for the Users of Playgrounds and Sport Complexes
Faculty of Education, Kirikkale University, Kirikkale, Turkey.
Abstract: The aim of this study was to determine the microorganisms harmful for human health and available in playgrounds and sport complexes and to offer solutions for prevention methods. For this reason, equipment used by many people and toys in the playgrounds, especially the parts that handled and contacting to body, and swimming pools were preferred. The samples taken from determined areas by culture rod with carrying medium were immediately brought to the Laboratory of Infection Illnesses and Clinical Microbiology in Medical Faculty, Kırıkkale University. The samples were put into bloody EMB and Sabouraud Medium, waited in 37 degree incubator and they were evaluated after 24, 48 and 72 hours. As a result of the study, two Staphylococcus aureus were found in the gymnastic mats of fitness saloons and floor mats in wrestling saloons and it was understood that one of them was sensible to methicillin and the other was resistant. The MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) in the places open to public has started to create problems in terms of health for the people interested in playing and sport. For decreasing the infection risks into minimum level, cleaning the equipment and materials in playgrounds and sport complexes regularly by the suitable disinfectants and obeying the individual hygiene rules are the most important steps.
[Sinan Ayan. The Hidden Danger for the Users of Playgrounds and Sport Complexes. Life Sci J2013;10(1):2884-2890] (ISSN:1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com. 9
Key Words: Sport complex; playground; hygiene; danger; bacteria; staphylococcus aureus.