UV Light Blasts ‘Bad Bugs’
A portable device that emits UV-C light destroyed vancomycin-resistant enterococci, Acinetobacter, and Clostridium difficile from rooms where patients infected with those bacteria had been housed, results from a small study demonstrated.
“There is growing evidence that the environment can be a source for acquisition of bad bugs,” lead study investigator Dr. Deverick J. Anderson said in an interview prior to IDWeek 2012, where the research was presented during a poster session. “Our study further strengthens the data that no-touch systems like UV-C light kill important bacteria and can potentially help with current cleaning strategies.”
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