Tru-D and Measles
In 2019, there have already been 79 cases of measles confirmed in 10 states, and there are currently three outbreaks (defined as three or more cases) of measles in the US—New York City, New York State and Washington State.
- Measles is an acute respiratory disease caused by a virus.
- Measles is highly contagious and is transmitted by direct contact with infectious droplets or by inhalation of infectious droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes or breathes.
- The virus can remain infectious in the air for up to two hours after an infected person leaves the area.
- UVC is known to be effective against the measles virus
- Adding Tru-D to standard cleaning practices can help limit the spread of measles in a facility by thoroughly disinfecting surfaces on which infectious particles have settled.
- Facilities should also implement UVC disinfection of HVAC systems to ensure that airborne infectious particles have been eliminated.
- Only Tru-D has patented technology that compensates for room variables such as size, shape and contents to deliver the precise, lethal dose of UVC needed for thorough room disinfection.
- Tru-D operates from one, central placement in the room and administers one, lethal cycle of UVC energy needed which eliminates human error in the disinfection process.
- Only Tru-D has been validated by a randomized clinical trial which was funded by the CDC and conducted across the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network. Results proved that enhanced disinfection strategies that utilized Tru-D reduced the risk of acquisition and infection of four major superbugs by a cumulative 30 percent among patients admitted to the same room.