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Infectious diseases such as C.Diff, MRSA, Staph and others are highly contagious and easily passed from person to person. Infectious diseases are any types of bacteria, virus, or organisms that if another person comes in contact with, ingests, or inhales will cause them harm or in some cases death.
Bacteria and Viruses are invisible and very difficult to decontaminate once a home or business has been affected. When a family member, co-worker or individual has an infectious disease it is imperative that any room and items they have touched or used are properly decontaminated by a biohazard cleanup company that is licensed and experienced to conduct such work. Not doing so exposes everyone who enters that environment to the disease.
Infectious Diseases Cleanup: How it Works in 3 Easy Steps
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That’s it! We do all of the cleanups and dispose of all the biohazardous material.
Most Common Diseases That Require Immediate Cleanup
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium that causes infections in different parts of the body. It’s tougher to treat than most strains of staph infection because it’s resistant to some commonly used antibiotics such as Amoxicillin and Penicillin.
Who Gets MRSA?
MRSA is spread by contact. So, you could get MRSA by touching another person who has it on the skin. Or you could get it by touching objects that have the bacteria on them. MRSA is carried by about 2% of the population (or 2 in 100 people), although most of them aren’t infected.
MRSA infections are common among people who have weak immune systems and are in hospitals, nursing homes, and other contaminated environments.
- Clostridium difficile (klos-TRID-e-uhm dif-uh-SEEL), or C. diff, is a Gram-positive, spore-forming bacterium or germ
- C. diff may colonize the human colon. It is present in 2-5% of the population
- C. diff is found throughout the environment in soil, air, water, human and animal feces, and in contaminated food products
- This bacterium can lead to an infection in the colon called Clostridium difficile infection, or CDI
- C. diff is the most common cause of infectious diarrhea in healthcare settings
- C. diff caused nearly 500,000 infections in one year, and 29,000 deaths
- CDI accounts for significant rates of illness and death. In 2011, C. difficile was the 17th leading cause of death for people aged 65 years and older
How it spreads
- By touching a contaminated surface (blanket or doorknob).
- Through contaminated food or water.