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Cantel Medical Corp.'s Crosstex Subsidiary Addresses School MRSA Concerns With SaniTyze(TM) Brand Hand Sanitizer and Sanitex(R) Surface Disinfecting Line of Products
Date:11/5/2007

LITTLE FALLS, N.J., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. (NYSE: CMN), through its Crosstex subsidiary, reports significant interest from schools for its hand sanitization and surface disinfectant products in light of increased reported incidence of MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) skin infections.

According to R. Scott Jones, Cantel Medical's President & CEO, "We are in contact with numerous school officials helping them respond to the growing threat of MRSA and the need to address concerns. They recognize the need for preventative measures against the spread of MRSA and other infectious bacteria and viruses. While school officials recognize that thorough hand washing remains the most effective means of inhibiting spread of germs, studies show that less than half of middle and high school students wash their hands for greater than five seconds. Waterless alcohol-based hand sanitizers, such as Crosstex's SaniTyze(TM) brand, are recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as an effective method of hand hygiene."

Jay McCann, a Board Member of the Caldwell/West Caldwell, NJ school district says, "MRSA and other infections are a big concern to students, parents, and school officials. We need to do all we can to prevent infection, and hand hygiene is the single strongest recommendation we're hearing. We're placing Crosstex waterless hand sanitizers in high-touch or high risk areas such as our sports field house, locker rooms, and cafeterias. Because it's fast and easy, we think the kids will use it, and we'll improve overall hand hygiene in the schools."

According to the CDC, when MRSA skin infections occur, cleaning and disinfection should be performed on surfaces
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