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Research Shows Simple Friction Reduces Chances of Spreading Deadly Staph Infections

Multiple drug-resistant organisms (MDROs) are on the upswing across the country. According to a recent study, diseases such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are responsible for tens of thousands of deaths per year and are slowly but surely making their way from hospitals to the community level.

There is a simple way to reduce the spread of diseases, be the germ in question a common cold or MRSA. According to Professional Disposables International (PDI) infection control expert Jean Fleming, R.N., friction is the answer. “Hand wipes and the friction action they produce are one of the easiest and most effective ways of stopping the spread of infection,” says Fleming, who travels around the country to hospitals and community groups explaining the best way to disinfect hands and surfaces on behalf of PDI, the world’s leading manufacturer of hand and surface disinfecting wipes.

Hand washing is the first line of defense. A single hand can carry as much as 200 million bacteria per square inch after using the rest room. Products such as Sani-Hands® Instant Hand Sanitizing Wipes are proven effective at killing 99.9 percent of germs including Influenza, Streptococcus (Strep Throat), E. coli and Salmonella.

Surfaces also carry substantial germs and bacteria. MRSA can live on inanimate surfaces for over 50 days. In the hospital setting, surface wipes such as Super Sani-Cloth® Germicidal Disposable Wipes kill most germs including TB and RSV in one minute, and MRSA, VRE and E. coli in two minutes.

For 30 years, PDI has pioneered the development, testing, manufacturing and marketing of pre-moistened wipes as the optimum delivery system for skin antisepsis, hand hygiene, patient and surface care. With trusted brands including Sani-Cloth®, Sani-Dex® ALC, Sani-Hands® for Kids, Hygea® and Chlorascrub™, PDI serves the healthcare market through hospitals, physician and dental offices, emergency medical services, long-term care, schools and a variety of other healthcare facilities. Professional Disposables International, Inc. is headquartered in Orangeburg, New York. For more information, visit www.pdipdi.com.

Public Relations Contact: Rosica Strategic Public Relations