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DO YOUR PART BY UTILIZING DEVICES THAT HELP DISINFECT THE VIRUS AT THE SOURCE

The 2018 – 2019 flu season started in October, but it’s far from over and the worst is yet to come. According to the CDC, peak flu season usually falls between December through February and can last as late as May.1

The CDC states that the best way to prevent the seasonal flu is for individuals to get vaccinated every year.1 However, it is estimated that more than 40% of adults will not get vaccinated this season.2

The 2017-2018 season was labeled as a “high severity” season. According to Contagion Infections Diseases Today, approximately 79,000 people died last season. More than 49 million flu-related illnesses and 960,000 flu-related hospitalizations were reported, making it the most severe flu season in the United States in a decade.2 There have already been reports of multiple deaths this year due to the flu,3 and the CDC has no way of predicting what the rest of this flu season will be like.

Healthcare providers can do their part in the fight against the flu by utilizing devices that help disinfect the virus at the source.

DISINFECT WITH THE EVERGREENUV AIR AND SURFACE DISINFECTING LAMP

The EvergreenUV from EA Medical is an air and surface disinfection lamp designed for safe, rapid and thorough disinfection for EMS and health care facilities. It requires no dissipation time.

EvergreenUV lamps were designed with germicidal UV-C lighting, effective in killing any microorganisms it meets, providing 99.999% disinfection. UV-C lighting deactivates the DNA of bacteria, flu, mold, Ebola, C.Diff, MRSA and other pathogens, disabling their ability to grow and multiply.

UV-C is a natural disinfection method that is scientifically proven to reduce healthcare-acquired infection rates 32%-37%.

To learn more about the EvergreenUV Air and Surface Disinfecting Lamp, please email us or call 888-891-1200.

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References

1 https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season.htm

2 https://www.contagionlive.com/news/more-than-40-of-us-adults-plan-to-skip-influenza-vaccine-this-season-survey-finds

3 https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/first-flu-deaths-of-season-serve-as-early-reminder-of-the-virus-potential