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  • Novaerus
    Walk around a hospital and you know from the sounds — coughing, sneezing, wheezing — that viruses and bacteria are continually propelled into the air. Walk around a dental clinic and the dominant sounds — drilling, scraping, suctioning, spraying — are less obvious
  • Novaerus
    Read part one here.  How Aspergillosis Spreads in Hospitals About half of documented aspergillosis outbreaks have been traced to construction work within or near the hospitals. Ceiling demolition, flooring removal, soil excavation, landscaping, new wall construction, minor ductwork, electrical work
  • Novaerus
    In 2018, three children developed invasive aspergillosis, a severe and aggressive fungal disease, after undergoing surgery at Seattle Children’s Hospital, a top U.S. medical centre. The hospital traced the culprit, the Aspergillus fungus, to a handful of rooms, cleaned them
  • Novaerus
    Read part one of this blog post here. The Priciest Pathogens Unsurprisingly, costs spike when an infection is caused by a superbug — by $6,000 to $30,000 per patient, according to a Chinese study. Compared to first-line medications, the last-resort
  • Novaerus
    In 2014, an outbreak of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE), a bacteria dubbed the “nightmare superbug,” struck 40 patients in five West London hospitals. The outbreak put the hospitals under immense strain. Eight bays and four wards were closed, forcing elective procedures to
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    Read part one of this blog post here. How Measles Spreads in the Healthcare Setting While most measles cases are transmitted in the community, those infected commonly seek medical care when their symptoms worsen, setting in motion a rapid chain
  • Novaerus
    The partnership will enable industry experts and hospital management to work together to ensure clean and safe hospitals for patients. Dublin, Ireland – June 20, 2019 – Novaerus, an Irish company specialising in air dis-infection using patented ultra-low energy plasma, has
  • Novaerus
    Nine days after returning home from a Mediterranean cruise, a Sardinian woman developed a rash. She visited a hospital emergency department, was diagnosed with measles, and remained hospitalized for three days. While infectious, she transmitted the disease to six people:
  • Novaerus
    Read part one of this two-part blog here. How Hospitals Can Prevent Infection Among Staff Public health experts agree: Healthcare workers are at significant risk for catching and spreading infectious diseases, and hospitals must take “aggressive efforts” to prevent transmission
  • Novaerus
    Given the massive infection crisis facing hospitals worldwide, protecting patients from pathogens is a critical priority. But what about protecting staff? Though patients, as a whole, are more vulnerable to infection than the healthy nurses, doctors, and aides who care
  • Novaerus
    Read part 1 of this blog post here. MRSA in the Air Surfaces can become contaminated with MRSA by the touch of a colonized or infected person— or when airborne MRSA particles settle on these surfaces. As mounting research confirms, airborne
  • Novaerus
    VRE, CRE, C. diff., CRKP — healthcare facilities have no shortage of dangerous bacteria to contend with. Among the most worrisome in this alphabet soup of superbugs: MRSA. Easily spread and notoriously resilient, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus continues to invade the