Infectious Disease Control & Prevention

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Worried About The Presence Of An Infectious Disease?

If you’re responsible for an office, daycare center, fitness center or the like, safety is always of utmost importance. The key to safety is infectious disease control and preventing infections like MRSA and C. diff. You can’t afford to try to deal with something as potentially serious as a infectious disease outbreak on your own. That’s why we’re here. Advanced Bio Treatment will research your particular problem, give you a cleanup and disinfection plan tailored to your situation, and perform the infectious disease control and prevention services. We are well trained and will meet all EPA guidelines for disposal of infectious material.

ABT uses state of the art technology for treatment and prevention of deadly airborne pathogens. Visit www.globaldisinfection.com for a complete tutorial of how it’s applied.

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MRSA Prevention & C. diff Treatment

Clostridium difficile (C.diff) is an antibiotic-resistant bacteria that leaves more than 2 million sick and leads to at least 23,000 deaths annually. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classifies C.diff as a superbug in the ‘urgent threat’ category and MRSA in the ’serious threat’ category.

According to an article by USA Decon, there are many studies that have shown that care facilities and hospitals harbor surfaces that test positive for C.diff and MRSA, many of these facilities are visited by means of public transportation that connects routes to schools and businesses. Another CDC study showed that 82% of patients infected with C.diff had visited some sort of outpatient facility in the weeks prior to diagnosis.

Cross-contamination and re-contamination continues to be a threat due to the reintroduction of infected surfaces such as shoes, wheelchair wheels, bags, hands, and more. Read the entire article about superbugs and public transportation.

The health hazards posed by Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Infections (MRSA), C. diff and Swine Flu (H1N1) are dangerous and can spread quickly. The potential for the spread of infectious diseases has never been higher. MRSA prevention and cleaning can help protect from infection from the MRSA virus.

There have been verified cases of outbreaks of these biohazards which can be deadly and are particularly dangerous to anyone with a weakened immune system such as the elderly and young children.

Infectious Disease Cleanup Services

Commercial

We understand the urgent needs of business owners who experience a work-site accident or trauma. We respond to emergencies, and we work every day of the year, 24 hours a day, to minimize interruption and downtime of your business and to maximize restoring your business as quickly and efficiently as possible to a safe, clean environment.

Residential Cleanup

Following an accident or traumatic event, you have a long and stressful to-do list. You can check one of the most stressful items off that list by calling us to safely and professionally clean and restore the potentially biohazardous accident or trauma scene.

Blood Cleanup

Because of the invisible and deadly pathogens often present in blood and bodily fluids, cleaning up these elements almost always involves more than meets the untrained eye. We have the expertise and equipment to do the job quickly, safely, and professionally.

Infectious Disease FAQs

What is an infectious disease?

Infectious diseases are ailments caused by organisms. Infectious diseases can be spread by parasites, bacteria, viruses and other tiny organisms. Some of these organisms are microscopic, and many of them do not cause infections. However, when the organism does cause an infection, the consequences can range from mild illness to death. Some of these diseases can be prevented by the use of vaccines.

Universal precautions help to limit the spread of infectious diseases even in areas where the concentration of infections is high. Early detection is vitally important, so pay attention to prolonged fevers, headaches or unhealed sores.

What are the most common infectious diseases?

The most prevalent type of infectious disease is the common cold. Even though it is not fatal, this is still classified as an infectious disease. Hepatitis B is highly concentrated in the global population. A more severe example of a common infectious disease is HIV/AIDS. Tuberculosis and malaria are also common infectious diseases, according to the statistics released by the World Health Organization. Hepatitis C and Dengue fever are also very prevalent.

How are infectious diseases spread?

The method of transmission depends on the type of disease. The infection can spread by either indirect or direct transmission. Professionals know that frequent hand washing can slow the rate of transmission for infectious diseases. The disease can move from person to person by direct physical contact. Fluids from an infected person can spread the disease. Some diseases can be transmitted through the air.

When an infected person sneezes, tiny particles can travel through the air. If these particles are inhaled by another person, the disease can spread. This can also happen over long distances. Other infectious diseases can be transmitted through drinking water or food supplies. Contamination can also spread from an object to a person. Insect bites and contact with infected animals will also spread diseases.

What are some ways you can prevent the spread of an infectious disease?

Infectious diseases can be controlled by applying the principle of universal precautions. This means that if something could potentially transmit a disease, you should treat it as if it is contaminated. This includes strange animals, suspicious objects and bites from disease-carrying insects like mosquitoes. Frequent hand washing and periodic vaccinations can slow the rate of transmission. Avoid contact with others if you are having the symptoms of an infectious disease. Avoid densely populated situations when you are ill, and do not share your personal items with others.

What is the most dangerous infectious disease?

The deadliest infectious disease in the world is HIV, which has claimed approximately 1.6 million lives since the 1980s. However, antiretroviral therapies have been available for decades, and this makes the disease less dangerous for people who are living with the disease while taking medications. Tuberculosis is airborne, which makes it easier to contract than HIV. Around 1.3 million people have died from TB.

Can infectious diseases be cured?

Some infectious diseases can be cured if they are detected early enough. For example, treatments for rabies are available, but they are only effective if the infected person is diagnosed soon enough after the bite. Some fungal infections can be cured, for example. However, others can only be treated in order to improve the quality of life. There are many tests available to diagnose infectious diseases, and these are necessary in order to apply an effective treatment plan. Ask your doctor about available treatments or cures.

What is a communicable disease, and is it different from an infectious disease?

A communicable disease is a particular type of illness that can be spread from one organism to another. For example, an infection can be transmitted from an animal to a human. Once a person has become infected, the disease can spread from the infected person to other people. The infectious classification simply refers to the type of disease, and it does not imply the method of transmission.

What goes into an infectious disease cleanup?

Rules for cleaning up infectious disease sites are set by the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA. OSHA also regulates the industry that cleans up after crime scenes, traumatic events and other incidents that involve blood contamination. Professionals who can provide this service receive special training in detecting the presence of contaminated fluids and materials. They can detect areas that untrained people will overlook. Professional infectious disease cleanup companies use specialty equipment and techniques to clean the area and make it safe for people to use.

How does a person get MRSA?

This is a type of staph infection that starts when normal staph bacteria are able to get into the body through some kind of open wound. The bacteria can enter the body through contact with an infected person or object. The infection is most likely to happen when the person has a weak immune system, and many people can carry the bacteria without becoming infected.

What are the first signs of MRSA?

The early signs of a MRSA infection include an infected area on the skin that is tender, red or swollen. The sore can appear on various parts of the body, and it might fill with pus. It resists treatment by the antibiotics usually used for the staphylococcus aureus bacterium. It can be spread by contact, so it is important to cover the sore and seek medical attention.

Is C. diff contagious and how do you get it?

Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, can infect the colon through contact with infected objects. The bacteria can be spread to the human body after contact with a contaminated item. Examples include phones, furniture, toilets, fingernails, and other household items. This infection is contagious, so affected people should avoid contact with others.

How long after being exposed to C. diff can you get it?

Exposure to the bacteria will not always produce symptoms right away. Depending on the immune system of the individual, this disease will usually appear within 10 days. However, some people can carry the bacterium that causes C. diff without getting ill. These carriers can still spread it to others.

Can you ever get rid of C. diff?

Spores are what cause this infection, and they can remain even when the bacterium is completely killed. If you go to the right kind of doctor, you can get rid of C. diff, but it must be diagnosed accurately.

How are blood-borne pathogens spread?

Examples of blood-borne pathogens include the HIV and HBV viruses. They spread when an infected person’s body fluids are passed to another person. This includes sexual fluids, blood and any fluid that is carrying the pathogen.

Do I need professional disease contamination cleanup?

Professional cleanup services are necessary because untrained people are at an increased risk of exposure to pathogens and bio-hazardous materials that may spread to people who do not recognize the signs of contamination. Professionals infectious disease cleanup & blood cleanup companies use methods, materials and equipment to mitigate these risks.

Learn more about infectious disease cleanup by visiting our blog.

Disinfecting Infectious Disease

The Halo Disinfection System™ uses a combination of Hydrogen Peroxide and Silver Nitrate in a gaseous form that destroys 99.9% of all deadly bacteria and viruses. The virus and bacteria disinfecting mist will immediately begin to attack and destroy illness causing viruses and bacteria in the room.

The Halo Disinfection System™ is perfect for disinfecting homes, businesses, hospitals, and nursing homes of MRSA, STAPH, C. diff and Flu, but it can also be used in doctor’s offices, dentist offices, emergency care centers, and operating rooms.

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Halo Disinfection System® Success Story by Director of Athletics & Activities at Northwestern Lehigh High School

No Ordinary Infectious Disease Cleanup. Total Decontamination.

Health Hazards of an Infectious Disease Outbreak

The health hazards posed by an outbreak of an infectious disease such as Swine Flu, H1N1, MRSA, or C. diff is startling. Transmissions of an infectious disease can result from a number of methods beyond physical contact with infected individuals. Infectious diseases are the result of pathogenic microbial agents which can also be transmitted through liquids, food, body fluids, contaminated objects or airborne inhalation.

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ABT’s Infectious Disease Cleanup Goes Beyond Surface Cleaning

From a health risk perspective, it is essential to go beyond surface cleaning. To significantly reduce the threat of  an infectious disease, a professional scene cleaning service should be used to ensure proper decontamination. Advanced Bio Treatment understands the risks of infectious diseases such as Bird Flu, Swine Flu, MRSA, C. diff and staph infection and has the training to properly eliminate them.

We can cleanup any infectious disease outbreak,
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