One of the most important things for cruise ships to do is work hard to minimize the risk of any viral or bacteria infections. While minimizing the chance for any infection is important, the most concerning is the Nonovirus. These infections are able to move quickly through cruise ships and can infect more than 30% of all of the passengers if not contained quickly. Because this virus causes the most cases of food borne-diseases and illnesses in the US, it’s important to always think about how to remove/eradicate Norovirus from cruise ships. Doing so can help to decrease the more than 20 million annual cases that are reported to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Provention).
A group of viruses that can cause gastroenteritis, noroviruses work quickly to inflame the lining of both the intestines and the stomach, which can cause an immediate onset of diarrhea and vomiting. This is incredibly contagious and is easily spread by people who have the virus, and then it will contaminate surfaces.
The virus can be aerosolized from their flatulence, vomit, and stool, allowing it to move quickly from person to person. Where there are a lot of people in one place, such as on a cruise ship, it is easy for the infection to spread quickly. Other places of concern include schools, hospitals, recreational centers, and theaters. Norovirus can spread through water or air, food, touching a contaminated person, or even touching a contaminated surface.
It’s important to consider how to eliminate bacteria/viruses from cruise ships since people are in such close proximity to each other all the time and may bring an illness on board without realizing it. Outbreaks that begin in food prep areas can spread quickly when people sit to eat. While there are many vaccines in trial, there are no vaccines that can either prevent infection from the norovirus or treat it once infection.
Cruise lines work hard to make sure that they decrease the risk of an outbreak by having in place strict cleaning and sanitization practices. While this is a good start, outbreaks still occur, leaving many people to wonder how to kill bacteria on boats.
The best plan of action is to sanitize all surfaces and the air at the same time and to have a high kill rate of bacteria and viruses so that they can’t easily spread.
There are some ways to clean surfaces and air, including absorbing the mold, bacteria, and viruses with activated charcoal or in an ozone purifier. Unfortunately, even with filters, ionization, ozone, and adsorption, this is not the best way to treat large areas of occupied space. Newer systems that rely on UV to sanitize are a much better option and will sanitize the area in two ways: killing microorganisms directly and creating Hydroxyl radical oxidants to sanitize open spaces.
Some of the best technology is Odorox/Pyure Air technology, which relies on high-quality optics to generate UV energy to kill any microorganisms in the device, including those from Norovirus. Additionally, by creating Hydroxyls and releasing them into the air, this equipment is able to quickly and easily kill bacteria and viruses in a large space, no matter whether they are on surfaces or in the air.se VOCs include glue, correction fluid, office equipment, building materials, adhesives, markers, and carbonless copy paper.
When used continuously, hydroxyls can reduce the contamination from norovirus more than 99% and also remove odors. Many people wonder how remove odors from cruise ships and boats and yachts , and the answer is in the hydroxyls, which are able to sanitize and clean the air in a way never before thought possible.
It’s a good idea to use this treatment in any areas where there is food, including the kitchen, dining area, coolers, and buffet, as well as locations where a crowd of people will gather on a regular basis. This includes in social areas such as exercise rooms, restrooms, and sleeping areas.
Maintenance for these systems is simple and requires optics to be washed and filters washed and replaced on a monthly basis. With proper training for maintenance and use, a crew will be able to easily handle using these machines and will have clean air and surfaces.It’s important to make sure that you buy your machine from a reputable company, as effectiveness can vary widely from manufacturer to manufacturer. Trust the FDA for stringent testing, and rely on the Odorox/Pyure MDU/RX device for reliable sanitizing.
Feel free to Email Odorox/Pyure Air or call anytime during business hours 888-246-7446 x 211 for any questions or concerns regarding Hydroxyl Processors and how to cleanest air for your space and using OdoroxAir/Pyure Hydroxyl Processors to Kill, Eliminate, Eradicate Smells, Odors On Boats, Yachts, Cruise Ships, Marina. Hydroxyls Solution For Marine Use, Cruise Ships, Boating, Power Boat, Sailing boats.
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Below is a brief testimonial outlining my experience with Hydroxyl Environmental's MDU (Mobile Disinfectant Unit). My mother suffered a diabetic stroke in Feb, 2005. Her blood sugars have been a constant battle since that date. She survives on a feeding tube. Our family provides home care for my mother at my sisters. In the evenings her blood sugars would jump to 25-28 and first thing in the morning they would test around 12-18 (5-6 is normal range). She also had an issue with an air pump that keeps her mattress inflated to help prevent bed sores.
In the summer of 2007 her air pump failed and we had to wait nearly a week for a replacement. During that time mom suffered a bed sore on her spine. In short order the sore grew to approximately 16 inches in length and was open nearly 1.5" at the widest point. It took our wound nurse incredibly countless hours to try and close this wound that in most cases ends in a fatality. This sore persisted for nearly six months before we were successful in closing it with the use of a vacuum. In the early part of this year we experienced another bed sore. Actually two, one on each heel as a result of an air mattress pump failure again.
This time a friend of mine spoke about the MDU that had helped others with medical issues. We had nothing to lose so we installed it in my mother's bedroom. Almost immediately our mothers breathing began to improve and within days my sister and niece reported my mother's blood sugars had returned to levels under 10, a spectacular improvement comparative to her results these past three years.
After only two weeks there were significant signs her bed sores on her heels were healing weeks ahead of her previous bout. I don't know what the significance of the MDU unit is other than to tell you it has performed way beyond our wildest expectations. I will and do recommend this technology to anyone seeking improved health regarding breathing, bed sores, or blood sugars if they are an issue. I wish I was more scientific about our results but the proof is clearly in the Hydroxyl MDU unit........
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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.