Avoidance, How To Kill the Listeria Bacteria with Hydroxyls by Odorox
Key Listeria Facts
The bacterium Listeria monocytogenes causes the infectious disease Listeriosis.
These bacteria are widely distributed throughout the world and can be found in vegetation, soil, water, and even the feces of some animals.
People who have compromised immune systems, are pregnant, or are elderly are at higher risk of being infected. They need to make sure that they avoid eating high-risk foods.
Some high-risk foods include smoked, fermented, cured, and cooked meat products; deli meat; smoked fish; and soft cheese.
This is a very serious disease but it possible to prevent and treat Listeria.
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As far as foodborne diseases go, foodborne listeriosis is very severe although very rare. Unfortunately, listeria transmission is fairly easy because the bacteria can survive and multiply even in the refrigerator. It also can cause death. Infection occurs mostly by eating foods contaminated with the bacteria, although pregnant women can pass it to their unborn babies.
L. monocytogenes are in animal tracts, soil, and water. Manure fertilizer can contaminate vegetables and food that is stored for long periods of time can easily become a breeding ground, prompting many people to wonder how to kill the Listeria bacteriaAny foods that last for a long time in the refrigerator as well as foods that don’t need cooking before being eaten can harbor Listeria. Some products are more commonly affected, such as fermented raw sausage.
Main Foods of Concern
meat spread, smoked salmon, frankfurters, unpasteurized ice cream and milk, and prepared coleslaw. Even fruit and vegetables can be the cause of an outbreak.
Treatment, Control, and Prevention of Listeria
Early diagnosis, the use of antibiotics, and other medical care can decrease symptoms and save a person’s life.
It’s important to focus on listeria removal and control in all food sources to keep food from being contaminated. Food manufacturers need to make sure that they are testing for this bacterium and monitoring environments where food is stored for extended periods of time. Additionally, they need to focus on preventing Listeria monocytogenes in foods that are ready to eat as this is a prime location where this bacterium can survive and thrive.
Using Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS), doctors and scientists are able to more rapidly determine where the outbreak occurred by linking the L. monocytogenes from certain foods to the people who were affected. This makes it possible to slow and stop the spread of this bacterium.
The bacteria that cause listeria monocytogenes meningitis are killed by cooking and pasteurization. Safe food handling is important, especially for people who are in a high-risk group. People in these groups need to avoid unpasteurized milk and juice, carefully follow food expiration guidelines, and cook food before eating to kill bacteria.
To get rid of this bacterium in your home, office, or medical building, it is a good idea to use an Odorox Hydroxyl Generator air machine. These machines are able to eliminate and kill all bacteria in the air and on surfaces, helping to sanitize your space effectively.
Benefits of Odorox Technology, Testimonials from our Customers
On behalf of the City 24 Condominium Association ('City 24'), I would like to provide the remarkable results of the Odoroxª hydroxyl technology trash room applications implemented at our development.
City 24 is a 126 unit, 15 story condominium development located on Biscayne Boulevard near downtown Miami. The building maintains a retail trash room and trash chute room. The retail trash room contains 4 large trash dumpsters which is used by residents and retailers and is a receptacle for food and other wastes. Previously these trash rooms were air-conditioned at approximately 65 degrees in order to control offensive odors and City 24 was constantly trying to maintain control over the troublesome, offensive odors.
In mid-May, upon the recommendation of the Odoroxª team, the air-conditioning systems were turned off in the trash rooms. The Odoroxª guys installed hydroxyl generators into each trash room. The problematic air quality control problems were reversed and an immediate improvement was noted. Above and beyond the successful resolution of a very problematic air quality control problem, City 24 realized the added benefit of a significantly reduced house electric bill.
The Odoroxª equipment has proven to be quite effective in City 24 with many different applications. For instance, in addition to the trash room units, City 24 maintains mobile units that are used on a localized basis for odor control problems in the building such as paint fumes. Further, the units serve as a dehumidifier thus further positively affecting our air quality and reducing the a/c operating costs.
While today everyone is facing difficult economic circumstances, the Odoroxª technology has provided significant relief to our present situation and paid for itself in a matter of a couple of months.
City 24 Condo Associ
I wanted to thank you personally for the opportunity to trial the Hydroxyl Unit for our Assisted Living Centers.
As you know we are a retirement residence that assists with physically and cognitive impairment of senior citizens.
We found your unit to be of tremendous use especially with the consistent smells associated with bladder problems.
Your machine was very useful for sanitizing our air in all (common) areas including lounges and dining room. Our home was able to keep flu outbreaks at a very non existent level. We put the machine into resident's room- who were showing signs of illness- and with in a couple of days all signs were diminished.
Thank you all for keeping our air healthy and wishing you much success
Lakeshore Place Retirement Residence
Lakeshore Place Retirement
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