October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - SERVPRO Westchester Supports Early Detection and Treatment
Team SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County Proudly Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month
SERVPRO proudly supports the local Westchester community for all types of restoration services throughout the year and has a passion for helping raise awareness for causes that affect their neighbors. October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and our team supports this worthy cause.
Early detection of breast cancer is crucial for the best outcome possible. Unfortunately, many women do not have easy access to mammograms, one of the key ways that screening for this type of cancer is done. With an expected 1.8 million new cancer cases to get diagnosed, detection earlier in the condition can potentially reduce the estimated 606,500 cancer deaths in the United States.
SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County wants to help women everywhere get the assistance they need to diagnose and fight breast cancer. Monetary contributions help assist women in need get mammograms that can potentially save their lives through screening and early detection. Donate https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/.
SERVPRO technicians are trained to clean virus infected areas, including those affected by Norovirus, C. Diff, and Mersa. The viruses can bring productivity in a workplace or school to a standstill.
Norovirus alone affects between 19 and 21 million people each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“You can get norovirus from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces,” according to the CDC.
Clostritium Difficile, C. Diff is a bacterium that causes colitis. People who take antibiotics for an extended period of time are particularly vulnerable. The bacteria originates in feces and is spread by healthcare workers or by contact with any surface that are contaminated, such as toilets and other places in bathrooms.
MRSA is a staph infection resilient to many antibiotics. MRSA is spread by skin to skin contact. At risk populations include high-school wrestlers, child care workers or people who live in crowded conditions. Symptoms include painful red bumps that can turn into abscesses, according to the Mayo Clinic. If the bacteria burrows into the body it can cause potentially life-threatening infections.
MRSA can be spread by contaminated items so once detected it is important to sanitize any potentially affected areas.
If your workplace, home or school is affected with these or other viruses, call SERVPRO for New Haven/Waterbury/Naugatuck Valley or No. Westchester County. We will work with you developing a cleaning strategy that causes the least interruption.