Super Bacteria Catch a Ride on Air Currents - April 25, 2016

It is previously known that super bacteria, otherwise known as superbugs, can be spread through direct contact in healthcare settings. Even with infection control implementations in hospitals, patients and staff still contribute to the transmission of super bacteria by touching surfaces contaminated with the bacteria and then passing infection to other surfaces. This is causing a great deal of stress for hospital staff and infection control management.

However in a study presented by the University of Leeds, research shows that "coughing, sneezing or simply shaking the bed linens can send superbugs into flight, allowing them to contaminate recently cleaned surfaces". In the article "Superbugs Ride Air Currents Around Hospital Units", Infection Control Today discusses the study and the results that confirm airborne contamination by super bacteria.  

Breaking the chain in the transmission of infectious pathogens in any environment is an important step in a facilities' infection control. UVC Cleaning Systems can help during that process to protect your patients and staff. 

Preparing for the Unexpected - May 12, 2016

Infectious disease disasters have plagued mankind throughout the course of human history. Millions have suffered and died from pandemics such as influenza, Ebloa, rotaviruses, coronaviruses such as SARS, and many more. Yet, according to...

Pathogen Outbreaks in Communities - May 10, 2016

Each year there are numerous pathogen outbreaks in a variety of communities. The first steps in infection control strategies are reduction and elimination of the pathogen. UVC Cleaning Systems technology can be extremely effective in aiding...

Elizabethkingia Bacteria Outbreak - April 18, 2016

Recently, throughout the Midwestern United States there has been an outbreak of the bacteria Elizabethkingia anophelis. The current outbreak in Wisconsin has resulted in 56 confirmed cases and 17 deaths. The bacteria has also been...

Prevalence of HCAI's - April 12, 2016

Summary: Each year, hundreds of thousands of individuals in the United States are infected with Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAIs).With updated infection technology, including UVC disinfecting, these numbers can be greatly reduced and in...
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