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New York High School Confirms Case of MRSA

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Published October 07, 2011 | NewsCore

MRSA

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. –  A New York high school put its students on alert Thursday after confirming a case of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, less than a year after one of its wrestling stars was hospitalized for almost a month with the superbug.

The school district of Hauppauge, a town in Long Island’s Suffolk County, issued a health alert to parents and students on Wednesday, the Long Island Press reported.

“Our district has just been notified that there is a confirmed case of MRSA in the High School,” said a letter from Superintendent Patricia Sullivan-Kriss. “In response to this, the district acted upon protocols developed to help guard against the spread of this bacterial infection including sanitizing instructional areas.”

MRSA is a drug-resistant form of a usually harmless common bacterium which can be deadly when it infects wounds. It is often found in hospitals and can be transmitted through contact sports.

The letter urged parents and guardians to remind students to wash their hands frequently, keep cuts and scrapes clean and avoid contact with other students’ wounds or bandages.

In February, 16-year-old student and wrestler Nick Mauriello spent nearly a month in the hospital after he contracted MRSA and a related bacterial infection called Lemierre’s syndrome, the Long Island Press said.

Click here to read more on this story from the Long Island Press. 

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/10/07/new-york-high-school-confirms-case-mrsa/#ixzz1a6jEyAHS

Bioni Can help – Bioni Hygienic – First  paint with a proven 99.999% (Log-5) reduction of bacteria (MRSA, VRE, other)*

 

 

 

 

*Bioni Hygienic provides anti-microbial properties to prevent microbes on the paint film only. The anti-microbial properties do not protect users or others against bacteria, germs or mold spores and do not substitute hygiene measurements and practices.

Come join Bioni USA in Atlanta, Phoenix, & Chicago

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Bioni USA will be at three trade shows to round out the year.  Come join us and ask about our coating solution!

International Dairy Show – Sept. 19th to 21st

Location – Atlanta, Georgia (Booth 320)

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IFMA: International Facility Management Association – Oct. 26th to 27th

Location – Phoenix, Arizona (Booth 1805)

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Process Expo – Nov. 1st to 4th

Location – Chicago, Illinois (Booth 664)

Bioni, a food processors dream come true?

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Let’s face the facts! The food & beverage processing industry deals with threats of bacteria contamination and mold every day.  Most of these facilities are taking every measure possible to prevent the costly contamination.  The problem is these facilities are perfect environments for microbes to survive and thrive due to high moisture and all the nutrients that bacteria and mold needs to grow.

There has never been a true solution that works for walls, ceilings, and doors other than costly cycles of cleaning and constant refurbishing of the substrates.

To put it simple, Bioni can drastically help eliminate and prevent these problems and help save money.

How does Bioni save money?

From the start Bioni’s goal was to specifically design a coating for the exact environments in the food and beverage processing industry and help solve an industry pain.

As a coatings industry first, Bioni Systems offer a permanent protection on the coating film against deadly bacteria (e.g. Listeria, E. Coli, MRSA) as well as harmful mold and mildew for the entire life of the coating.*  Due to Bioni’s superior durability and the ability to apply the system over existing mold and rustyes you can apply Bioni System over mold and rust“, having Zero VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) and no odor, Bioni System reduces downtime through less preparation, shorter application time, and the ability to apply in occupied areas. Bioni also helps significantly reduces costly cleaning cycles, is permanently moisture regulating and provides an opportunity to reduce insurance costs as well as helps prevent expensive fines levied by government agencies.  Bioni has the highest Class A non-flammability (ASTM E84), 0 flame spread, 5 smoke development and improves factory appearance while sustaining look and performance without having to rebuild or coverup (rebuilding/renovation does not prevent the problem from happening again).  All of this helps one very important thing as well, production time.

Bioni coatings have a US patent (US #7736423).

More info – System Food

or Call toll free – (888) 717-4517

*Bioni System Food provides anti-microbial properties to prevent the growth of microbes on the paint film only. The anti-microbial properties do not protect food, beverages, users or others against bacteria, germs or mold spores and do not substitute hygiene measurements and practices.

More U.S. Deaths From MRSA Than AIDS

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In 2005, More Than 18,000 Deaths Attributed to MRSA, CDC Reports

WebMD Health News

By Salynn Boyles

Oct. 16, 2007 — It appears that more people in the U.S. now die from the mostly hospital-acquired staph infection MRSA than from AIDS, according to a new report from the CDC.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was responsible for an estimated 94,000 life-threatening infections and 18,650 deaths in 2005, CDC researchers report in the Oct. 17 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association.

That same year, roughly 16,000 people in the U.S. died from AIDS, according to CDC figures.

The national estimate is more than double the invasive MRSA prevalence reported by CDC researchers five years earlier, says researcher R. Monina Klevens, DDS, MPH.

“MRSA infections are an important public health problem that can no longer be ignored,” she tells WebMD. “We need to put this higher on our list of priorities.”

Among the highlights from the newly published study:

  • While most invasive MRSA infections could be traced to a hospital stay or some other health care exposure, about 15% of invasive infections occurred in people with no known health care risk.
  • Two-thirds of the 85% of MRSA infections that could be traced to hospital stays or other health care exposures occurred among people who were no longer hospitalized.
  • People over age 65 were four times more likely than the general population to get an MRSA infection. Incidence rates among blacks were twice that of the general population, and rates were lowest among children over the age of 4 and teens.

MRSA Superbug

Known as a superbug because it is resistant to so many antibiotics, MRSA infection is seen most often in patients who have undergone invasive medical procedures or who have weakened immune systems.

Invasive MRSA is a leading cause of potentially life-threatening bloodstream infections, surgical site infections, and pneumonia.

It has been clear for some time that MRSA was a growing problem in the nation’s hospitals and other health care settings, but the extent of the problem at the national level has not been well known.

The CDC researchers analyzed 2005 data on invasive MRSA infections from nine sites across the country to arrive at the national prevalence figures.

Based on their findings, they estimated that for every 100,000 people living in the U.S. there were 32 cases of invasive MRSA in 2005.

An estimated 128 cases occurred for every 100,000 people aged 65 and over.

Infectious disease specialist Elizabeth A. Bancroft, MD, tells WebMD that as the U.S. population ages, rates of invasive MRSA are likely to climb even higher unless the nation’s hospitals, nursing homes, and other high-risk health care settings take steps to limit its spread.

“Hand washing is one of the most important ways to decrease the spread of MRSA in hospitals, but hand washing compliance rates [among health care professionals] are rarely 100%,” she says. “One thing a patient can do to reduce their risk is make sure everyone they come into contact with washes their hands or uses an alcohol hand rub.”

Community-Acquired MRSA

The vast majority of MRSA infections occurring outside of the health care setting are noninvasive. These community-acquired infections generally take the form of skin infections and are more easily treated.

In the CDC study, people with what appeared to be community-acquired invasive MRSA infections had better outcomes than those with health care acquired infections, Klevens tells WebMD.

“Most severe infections are health care related, but that is not to trivialize community-associated infections,” she says. “The vast majority of community infections are noninvasive, but our study shows that invasive MRSA disease does occur in people without established health care risk factors.”

Please see Bioni HygienicHygienic is the first interior paint to have a proven 5-log (99,999%) reduction of bacteria including MRSA on the paint film for the life of the coating.

Food Processing Problems and Solution

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WHY BIONI?

Bioni can offer a long-term solution to the problems you see in the video below.  These are typical problems in the Food & Beverage Industry.  Companies now have a solution with Bioni.

Solution

Bioni System Food can eliminate the problems seen in the video and save Food & Beverage processing companies hundreds of thousands of dollars and numerous headaches.  Mold, bacteria, and other microbial threats cannot inhibit the coating film FOR THE LIFE OF THE COATING.  Bioni is extremely durable, which allows for pressure washing and the use of typical cleaners used in F&B processing without the need to worry about Bioni losing it’s functions.

Bioni also has the highest Class A (Per ASTM E84) Non-Flammability (0 flame spread, 5 smoke development)

With a constant eye on the environment, all Systems and Products do not just meet the minimum requirement of “Green” we’re Zero VOC (Volitile Organic Compounds).

The below picture is 6 months after the application of System Food on the ceiling and walls.  The previous application of another coating, which is commonly used in F & B processing experienced problems after just 4 months!  These problems (Peeling, Flaking, Mold & Bacteria) start because these coatings are not designed to withstand the typical environment within F & B processing facilities.  This has always been the problem and the reason why Bioni felt the need to design something far different and innovative.  With the advanced manufacturing process of Nanotechnology and the help of one of the largest (more than 10,000 scientists) and most prestigious scientific institutes in the world The Fruanhofer Institute, Bioni has accomplish the goal in manufacturing the most advanced coating on the planet with benefits and functions never before possible.  Bioni is patented internationally (Patent # US 7736423)

You can’t change the processing environment but you can change the surface with Bioni.

As mentioned in a our previous post (here), Bioni was just tested against Listeria, E. Coli, & Pseudomonas aeruginosa, these top the list of some of the most serious bacteria’s F & B facilities face.

After just 4 days no sign of the bacteria was found inhibiting the coating film.  Bioni also has a log-5 (99.999%) reduction of MRSA (Staphylococcus aureus) & VRE (Enterococcus faecalis) on the coating film*.

Call us toll free at (888)717-4517 or email info@Bioni-USA.com

*Bioni System Food provides anti-microbial properties to prevent the growth of microbes on the coating film only.  The anti-microbial properties do not protect food, beverages, users or others against bacteria, germs or mold spores and do not substitute hygiene measurements and practices.

Efficacy of Bioni against E. Coli, Listeria…

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Breaking NEWS!

DEADLY BACTERIA

A recent test was conducted regarding the efficacy of Bioni against the listed bacteria:

Escherichia coli (E. Coli)
Listeria monocytogenes
Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa)

The test report shows none of the bacteria listed above were detectable after 4 days.*

Bioni already has a proven 5-log (99.999%) reduction of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and VRE (Enterococcus faecium)*

Bioni never loses it’s effect.  Bioni works for the life of the coating.

For more information please email –  info@Bioni-USA.com or call 941-926-5881

*Bioni provides anti-microbial properties to prevent the growth of microbes on the paint film only. The anti-microbial properties do not protect food, beverages, users or others against bacteria, germs or mold spores and do not substitute hygiene measurements and practices.

Luxury Resort Kitchen 1 year after Bioni

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A 1 year comparison of Bioni System.

A picture is worth a thousand words. This picture shows a high moisture area above a dish washing station located in a luxury resort. For testing reasons, only part of the area was coated with Bioni System. After trying numerous paints, sealers, primers and other alternatives including plastic food panels, Bioni was the only one which provided a solution to the problem.

There is no sign of moisture damage or mold where Bioni was applied.

More info – System Food

Luxury Resort Kitchen Area

(click image to enlarge)