How Ultraviolet Light Will Sterilize Super Bugs

Hospital infection rates are on the rise with 1 in 20 Americans already being admitted to the hospital this year, according to CDC estimates, and in some instances, winding up more sick than when they arrived. These infections kill around 100,000 vulnerable patients and cost the healthcare industry $30 billion annually. To combat hyper-infectious agents like Clostridium difficile C-diff or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus MRSA, doctors are turning to a different method of disinfection to destroy bacteria by tearing their DNA apart with UV light.

via How Ultraviolet Light Will Sterilize Super Bugs.

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