In a number of hospitals across the country C. diff infections are surpassing Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureas (MRSA).
Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is a bacterium that causes diarrhea, colitis and other serious intestinal problems. According to an article from WebMD Health News “A virulent new strain of the gut bug C. diff is sweeping the
According to the CDC, “The increased rates and/or severity of disease may be caused by changes in antibiotic use, changes in infection control practices, or the emergence of a new strain of C. difficile-associated disease with increased virulence and/or antimicrobial resistance.” The agency goes on to state, “…the emergence of a new strain of C. difficile-associated disease causing hospital outbreaks in several states has been reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at scientific meetings.”
C. diff can survive for weeks or more on many hard surfaces commonly found in hospitals. These can include call buttons, faucets, bed rails, door handles and many other places. One recent study by
UltraViolet Devices, Inc. (UVDI), a leading provider of advanced ultraviolet (UV) disinfection products for air and surfaces, has designed products to specifically eliminate threats from C. diff, MRSA and other pathogens found in hospitals and other indoor environments.
“Properly applied, ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) can efficiently disinfect air and surfaces contaminated with C. diff and other pathogens and ultimately save lives and reduce medical costs,” reported
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