Eliminating the environment from the infection equation

Sarah Bell-West, PhD; Katherine Velez, PhD

Today’s healthcare facilities need disinfection solutions to address a wide range of threats, from seasonal challenges like the common cold and influenza viruses, to dangerous pathogens that commonly cause healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), like Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Despite progress in recent years, HAIs still claim the lives of thousands of patients each year – according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated one in every 25 hospitalized patients has at least one HAI on any given day.

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