Tru-D iQ System for UVC DisinfectionThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that from Oct. 1, 2022, through April 30, 2023, there were 27 to 54 million flu illnesses; 12 to 26 million flu medical visits; 300,000 to 650,000 flu hospitalizations and 19,000 to 58,000 flu deaths.1

The CDC expects flu activity in the U.S. to increase during the fall of 2023 and that the 2023-2024 flu season will be similar to the 2022-2023 season in terms of the total number of hospitalizations.2

Flu in the Northern Hemisphere is often caused by viruses similar to those that spread in the Southern Hemisphere during its winter flu season. This year’s Southern Hemisphere flu season had an earlier peak during April and May, compared to typical peaks in June and July. Of the specimens that tested positive for Influenza, approximately 90% of the viruses were influenza Type A, and 10% were influenza Type B.1

To combat the flu, many hospitals are turning to UVC disinfection robots to help stop the spread of the flu.

Fast facts:

  • The influenza virus can live on solid surfaces anywhere for up to 48 hours, depending on environmental conditions and surface type.
  • UVC is chemical-free and effective at killing influenza.
  • End-of-day terminal cleaning in outpatient areas and clinics is the best strategy for killing influenza in hospital settings.
  • Emergency departments are a problematic area where UVC disinfection can help combat influenza.
  • Adding patient rooms that have had a flu patient to a hospital’s current protocol/hierarchy can be beneficial.

Tru-D iQ Technology

The Tru-D® iQ system of connected products adapts to the needs of a wide range of space types to administer a precise dose of UVC. Using proprietary Sensor360® technology, Tru-D products provide trusted disinfection of hard, nonporous surfaces with remarkable speed and proven efficacy. The Tru-D family of products is the only “smart” UVC disinfection solution with Sensor360® technology that measures the reflected UVC energy that bounces back to the robot, allowing the Tru-D devices to provide a precise, lethal dose of UVC needed for thorough room disinfection.

In independent lab testing, the Tru-D iQ devices have been shown to consistently provide thorough room disinfection outcomes—with notably faster cycle times than the Tru-D Classic device—including against microorganisms that cause influenza A (H1N1).3

References

  1. Centers for Disease Control and PreventionNational Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD).
  2. National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
  3. Independent Lab Results, Beta Version of iQ Tower and iQ Scout.