Middle East Respiratory Virus (MERS) is a virus that is in the news, as news outlets need something to fill the space between advertisements. In the past it was Swine Flu, Bird Flu, ect. These are categorized as “zoonomic diseases”. Zoonomic diseases spread from non-human animals to humans. There are many zoonomic diseases but MERS seems to have a 40% mortality rate so it's the hot topic. Is it as big of a problem as TB? No. Can the same method be used to combat multiple respiratory diseases? Yes.
I've never seen a bird sneeze, but I suspect they do, and I do know that respiratory infections can be spread on tiny droplets from sneezing and inhaled by new hosts or land on surfaces and are touched by a host and introduced via the eyes, nose or mouth. This is why the CDC recommends hand washing as well as not sneezing on people. These are defensive measures.
An offensive approach is also needed. If certain pathogens spread by being aerosolized, why not fight them the same way? NAV-CO2 systems use alcohol and quaternary ammonia propelled by CO2 gas. The alcohol and quaternary ammonia work synergistic as a sanitizer and the CO2 is a propellant and a flame suppressant for the alcohol.
Well engineered NAV-CO2 systems like those sold and supported by United Sanitizing, perform like a “continuous long range sneeze” but the payload isn't a pathogen, it is a swirling vapor of sanitizer with a complete surface coating which dries in minutes without wiping. No waste, no wiping, no corrosion.
NAV-CO2 is different from other sprays because it can be sprayed on almost any surface without damage or residue. A invisible layer of quaternary ammonia provides a sustained sanitizing effect that outlasts alcohol alone. No wiping. Self-drying, and a person with minimal training can cover large areas completely and quickly. No-wiping means the labor does not get burned out before the sanitizing job is done.
Effective sanitizing chemistry has been available for a long time, so why then are infectious diseases a growing problem? Two reasons are economics and ergonomics. In use, applying sanitizer via NAV-CO2 saves about 60% of the sanitizer and about 85% of the labor. If sanitizing is cheap, fast, and effective – everyone would do it. With our systems, everyone can sanitize at a price they can afford.
By fighting MERS and SARS and TB via their own aerosolized method of transportation, we can make a important advance in animal and human health.
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