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Superbugs Challenge Hospitals and Schools across Nevada


With decades of indoor air quality (IAQ) experience, the experts at Air Filters Sales & Service provide solutions to help keep people safe from MRSA, C. diff and other deadly infectious agents.

Earlier this month the Las Vegas Sun reported on the Veteran Affairs’ battle to prevent the spread of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureas (MRSA) at O’Callaghan Federal Hospital and 152 other VA locations nationwide. In Canada, the Vancouver Island Health Authority just declared an outbreak of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) in a hospital to be over after 49 patients became ill and two patients died.

The dangers of hospital acquired, or nosocomial, infections are enormous for both human health and medical costs. A study sponsored by Resources for the Future and reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine reported that in 2006, hospital acquired infections added $8.1 billion in additional medical costs annually. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) these infections cause or contribute to 99,000 deaths each year.

Many experts agree that the rate of these infections has been increasing and there are reportedly 1.7 million hospital acquired infections diagnosed each year. Many of these superbugs are also being found outside of the hospital in crowded locations such as schools and health clubs.

Often these infectious agents are spread through contact or airborne transmissions. Las Vegas based Air Filters Sales & Service (AFS&S) has decades of experience helping schools and hospitals battle these deadly microbes. AFS&S provides one of the most effective solutions for battling infectious agents, ultraviolet (UV) technology.

“Superbugs, such as MRSA and C. diff, take an enormous toll on society,” reported Rex Wilhoite, President of Air Filter Sales & Service. “UV-C technology is a proven way to eliminate or reduce these risks. ASHRAE recognizes that ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is a technology that works and AFS&S can provide the solutions and expertise to keep the public safe.”

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