lundi 11 juillet 2011

norovirus continues to be a Problem

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Norovirus continues to be a problem with vacation destinations. Cruise ships, hotels, and other places of assembly seem to be a real problem for people on vacation. This is not the way I want to spend my vacation. Much planning, time, and money go into vacations whether for yourself or the entire family and having it ruined by illness can be very discouraging.

Norovirus, is a very real illness that causes diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain. Most often it lasts just a few days but is highly contagious. It is often passed from person to person, through food handlers that have not washed their hands properly, contact with contaminated surfaces, and inhalation of norovirus droplets. Most people recover in a short period of time but those with compromised immune systems could be at risk for a more lengthy illness or complications.

The Majestic Templestowe Hotel will be closed for a week for cleaning because 30 people were victims to the suspected Norovirus in recent weeks. Apparently this is not the first time this hotel has had problems with illness outbreaks, the article states. Irwin Mitchell illness experts, fear the closing and opening and reclosing of the hotel indicates lack of eradication of possible Norovirus pathogens the first time. Proper cleaning and sanitation of surfaces, hand washing, and air purification are essential if the dreaded Norovirus is to be eradicated in indoor environments. Many viruses cannot be filtered out of the air and must be eliminated by using photocatalytic oxidation. Studies have shown photocatalytic oxidation does destroy airborne pathogens. Learn about this technology and understand why it works. The ZandairTM website has a lot of information to aid you in this learning process. We hope you find this information useful in deciding how important air purification is in the indoor air environment.

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