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.
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.
meat spread, smoked salmon, frankfurters, unpasteurized ice cream and milk, and prepared coleslaw. Even fruit and vegetables can be the cause of an outbreak.
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/Pyure 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.
PuroClean of Tampa Bay has had the opportunity to work with a hydroxyl generator that we purchased from Tom McArdle. We have used it with fires, mold damage, and smoke odor removal.
The technology has really added to our "tool set" and has worked very successfully to improve the outcomes of our emergency cleanups.
But, even more, it has been a privilege to work with Tom and Michael McArdle. They are tremendously responsive and supportive to our business needs. Time and time again they have gone "over and above" to help us get the job done more quickly with exceptional results. Soon after we purchased our first Odorox generator, we used it in a condo where one of the owners had been a heavy smoker for over 15 years. Unfortunately, the owner had painted over the nicotine stains and the odor on their walls, thereby, locking in the smoke odor. When our one machine could not clean it, Tom and Mike brought 3 more machines to get rid of the smoke odor completely. In addition, they came out daily to the condo to check how it was working and kept following up to see what else they could do.
Both Mike and Tom are exceptional business colleagues. We look forward to working with them, and their technology, long into the future. If any customers would like to contact us to discuss the product in more detail, Ali and I would be happy to speak with potential clients.
Mary O'Hara President
PuroClean of Tampa Bay
My youngest child has eczema. It had gotten so bad that he would itch himself bloody during the night. During a trip to the Gulf of Mexico he developed a skin staph infection because of the eczema. I brought him to the pediatrician, dermatologist, infectious disease specialist and a chiropractor. We tried acupuncture, numerous steroid creams, acidophilus, fish oil, Mona Vie and he was on an oral antibiotic because his skin was infected. He even asked me to tie his hands to his bed post so he could not scratch at night. I did not do this. I told him if there was a fire in the house he may not be able to get out.
One doctor implied that I was neglecting him because his skin was so awful. I was hurt and frustrated. We had been doctoring for three years! Then, I heard about the Odorox machine. I was willing to try anything! After about six weeks of the Odorox Oasis in my house, his eczema was under control! It has not cleared up completely but we only apply the steroid creams once a week now vs. TWICE DAILY!. We quit the acupuncture, Mona Via and the oral antibiotic! He no longer scratches at night. It has been a miracle for us. And if that is not enough, my older son has asthma. He has quit taking his daily Singulair and very seldom uses his albuterol inhaler. With all the past doctor appointments, prescriptions and my time away from work, the Odorox machine is saving me the money I spent on the machine!!
Odorox hydroxyl technology destroys 99.9% of germs, bacteria, mold, mildew, voc's and viruses in the air and on porous and non-porous surfaces which can cause illness and infections. MDU/RX FDA approved and safe to use in spaces occupied by people, pets, and plants.