Every year the Flu season arrives. A few years ago, Reuters News reported that influenza had reached epidemic proportions. 7.3 of all deaths were attributed to the flu. In the city of Boston, Mayor Thomas Menino declared a public health emergency after statistics came in that flu cases were over ten times higher than the previous year.
Also in Boston, the Catholic Archdiocese has instructed priests to suspend the offering of communion wine using the shared chalice. Instead it is suggested to bow rather than shake hands while exchanging the Sign of Peace. Although vaccines have played a huge role in reducing the number of flu cases; it is still possible to get the flu after being injected with the vaccine.
Vaccines have the power to greatly reduce the number of flu cases and lessen the symptoms for those who do attract the flu. However, the CDC (Center for Disease Control) recently stated that this years’ vaccine is only “moderately effective”. In other words, it is calculated to be about 62% effective.
The CDC also reports that only 37% of Americans have been given the flu vaccine. With all of this happening, there is a good chance that all of us will be exposed to influenza at some point this season. Washing your hands and avoiding contact with sick people will surely help.
UVC Technology To Eliminate Flu
Solutions such as UVC offer a new solution for churches, corporate offices, schools, hospitals, pediatricians, and doctor’s offices. Using specialized ultra violet light (UVC), harmful bacteria that causes infections like MRSA, and even HIV, can be eradicated. UVC is commonly known as “germicidal UV” and has been trusted time and again to rid surfaces of nasty microorganisms.
By exposing the microorganisms to UVC light you destroy the molecular bond in their DNA rendering them powerless and unable to reproduce.
UVC is easy to use and quickly disinfects surfaces. There are plenty of UVC products available for use in indoor spaces. Most units simply plug into any wall outlet and can be used on walls, floors, or any surface you suspect may have unwanted guests. Sparked your interest?