Updated: Apr 15
MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Many of us have heard about MRSA, and know it is a type of bacteria that has shown itself to be resistant to many antibiotics. It is found in many different settings and may cause serious health problems if not treated quickly. Anyone is susceptible to getting MRSA. It can be transferred and contracted in crowds, through skin-to-skin contact and by touching surfaces where the virus resides. MRSA is most often spread by coming into contact with someone who has it or by touching contaminated surfaces.
Approximately 5% of patients in U.S. hospitals carry MRSA in their nose or on their skin.
MRSA is the result of decades of often unnecessary antibiotic use. For years, antibiotics have been prescribed for colds, flu and other viral infections that don't respond to these drugs. Even when antibiotics are used appropriately, they contribute to the rise of drug-resistant bacteria because they don't destroy every germ they target. Bacteria live on an evolutionary fast track, so germs that survive treatment with one antibiotic soon learn to resist others.
Covering open wounds and practicing good hygiene is very helpful in preventing the spread of MRSA. Beyond that, keeping your home or business clean and disinfected can substantially lower the risk of MRSA. Yet, what is the best way to do this? Are there products that can effectively kill MRSA and how do you find them?
The CDC defines a disinfectant as a product that uses chemicals to kill germs and bacteria. The EPA has warned against the use of harsh chemicals because they can harm people, the environment, and wildlife. Still, many of the recommended products for killing MRSA and other viruses are full of toxic chemicals, and while they may be effective at killing MRSA, they can produce risks that may not be worth taking.
Any disinfectant you purchase should have a label with a list of germs that the product can kill and an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration number. It should be easy for you to check if a disinfectant is effective against MRSA by looking for the above information on the label. You can also check the "selected EPA-registered disinfectants " list online to find products that are effective against MRSA. According to the CDC, "disinfectants that are effective against Staphylococcus aureus, or staph, are also effective against MRSA."
Today more than ever, it is important that your commercial establishment takes appropriate measures to help protect surfaces against the threat of harmful microbes. We understand the importance of creating a cleaner and more hygienic environment so those who work at or visit your commercial business can have greater peace of mind.
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Using our 2 Step Process, this not only eliminates odors at their source but kills a wide range of bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, Salmonella enterica, and viruses including norovirus, rotavirus, and adenovirus on hard, non-porous, environmental surfaces. This hospital-Grade Disinfection and is on the EPA N List of products determined to meet the criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. As a result, this treatment will eliminate bacteria and viruses that may reside in your home or commercial location without the use of harsh chemicals or fumes.
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