As the cold weather and snow pile up outside you might be thinking about taking a nice slow winter cruise in warmer climates. If you have watched the news in the past 10 years you probably noticed that there is also much talk about a norovirus break out on some ships.
Norovirus infection can cause the sudden onset of severe vomiting and diarrhea. The virus is highly contagious and commonly spread through food or water that is contaminated during preparation or contaminated surfaces. You can also be infected through close contact with an infected person. Norovirus infection occurs most frequently in closed and crowded environments such as hospitals, nursing homes, child care centers, schools and cruise ships.
Let’s face it a cruise ship is like a laboratory beaker of germs. Passengers and crew come aboard bringing germs with them. To prevent outbreaks, the staff on board cruise ships are paying closer attention to eliminating germs by making passengers wash their hands before entering eating facilities and making sure they use disinfectant gel on their hands.
NuShield has been working with cruise lines to provide anti-microbial protection to cover touch screen surfaces used by passengers and crew on a regular basis. The NuShield Triple A anti-microbial screen protector film has been placed on displays around the ship. Whether it is touch screen displays for guests or devices used by the staff such as time clocks, these displays can be a germ farm. Cleaning them with caustic liquids can damage the display screen which can be very expensive to replace.
The NuShield screen protector film was designed to wipe out microbes, germs, and bacteria on the display surfaces of commonly used electronic devices in health care facilities, which means it can withstand the challenge posed by a cruise ship. The Triple A film can be cleaned with solvents, bleach, rubbing alcohol, and other disinfectants, without losing any of its anti-microbial properties.
And if you plan to be a passenger aboard a winter cruise ship then you should install the Triple A film on your Smartphone, tablet or laptop you plan to take with you to prevent germs populating your display before you board.
To learn more about NuShield’s screen protection films and the various benefits they offer to any electronic device with a screen, spend some time scrolling through the posts here on our blog, and take a look at the Technology section of our website. NuShield currently supports over 15,000 different devices with an LCD, LED or plasma display. NuShield can create new film sizes to fit your device without extra cost if your device is not already listed on our website. If you are ready, click here to purchase.