Focus: Infection Control

Cleaning robots could curb spread of 'superbug fungus' in Pa, hospital

May 2, 2019

Chambersburg Hospital in Chambersburg, Pa., says it can use cleaning robots to curb spread of Candida auris should an infected patient come for for treatment, according to an article on the Herald Media website.

Chambersburg Hospital has used UV robots since 2017 in the final step of the cleaning process after the environmental services staff has thoroughly cleaned a patient room.

The UV light has been proven to kill germs that cause infections such as MRSA and C. difficile.

“By using the UV-C rays from the robots, the environmental services staff at the hospital can take that extra step by zapping away any additional organisms,” a hospital official said.

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