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'Superbug' Outbreak Calls for Immediate Increased Attention on Infection Control
Date:10/31/2007

NEW YORK, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent outbreak of MRSA (Methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus) bacteria, often referred to as "the superbug," should cause organizations and facilities nationwide to reevaluate and redouble their infection control efforts.

The superbug is resistant to common antibiotics. It manifests its symptoms as skin infections such as abscesses, boils and other pus-filled lesions. Superbug infections prior to 2007 were most frequently found in hospital and healthcare facilities (nosocomial infections) and were referred to as HAIs (Hospital Acquired Infections). However, recent outbreaks are being categorized as Community-Assisted (CA)-MRSA infections, which occur in otherwise healthy people who have not been hospitalized or had a medical procedure within the past year. Workout facilities, school gymnasiums, manufacturing facilities and even office buildings have all been affected, requiring the immediate decontamination and disinfection of affected areas.

LVI Services Inc. specializes in infection control (http://www.lviservices.com/SERVICE/infection.asp) and has recently completed several successful superbug emergency response cleanups, which involved neutralizing and reducing the potential for transmission of infectious agents. LVI's means and methods of remediation include infection control containments, negative air pressure, and materials and processes that destroy and remove the bacteria.

"Our technicians determine potential areas of MRSA contamination and isolate and restrict the areas as a first order of business," said Al Draper, director of restoration for New York City-based LVI Services. "Our focus is on tackling infected sites to contain and destroy these bacteria and keep people safe and healthy."

The superbug scare has reinforced the urgency for proper infection control procedures in healthcare settings - a first
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