Hospitals employ new way to fight infectious disease

Hospitals employ new way to fight infectious disease

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 2:56 PM

Hospitals are constantly fighting a battle against germs that make patients sicker.

So, they've come up with a new way-- ultraviolet light that neutralizes everything from the flu to tuberculosis.

Infectious disease specialist Dr Ben Zachary says, “It's estimated to cost billions of dollars to healthcare, so prevention is really the key…It seems to work against a number of things, potentially problematic in the hospital setting"

Technicians roll in the device and set up the light directing sensors after a thorough cleaning. So, it's an added infection control measure, which officials here believe has worked.

If future studies support these early findings, hospitals may have found an entirely new way to fight the battle against infections.
 

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