Airborne Pathogens Real or Not?
Airborne pathogens, what exactly does that include? Bacteria, viruses, and fungi just to name a few! We have written and commented about several articles now that indicate and even have proven many of these pathogens are in the air at one time or another. How many of you are actually convinced? Why is MRSA found in the nose of humans and animals?
Airborne pathogens like C-diff, MRSA, Tuberculosis, Influenza, Measles, Norovirus, and many others can affect our health every day. Fortunately our bodies are designed to fight most pathogens that we inhale on a regular basis. However if our bodies should become weakened by lack of sleep, poor nutrition, an accident, or surgery, we have just opened the door for infection or illness. But don't worry you will possibly have to go to the hospital and be patched up and on your way in no time!
Not so fast people! Oftentimes there are more airborne pathogens in the hospital than outdoors. Why? Most people in the hospital are ill, so the potential for a higher concentration of bacteria, and viruses is elevated. Hospitals do use HEPA filtration; have negative pressure rooms, and possibly air purification with Ultraviolet light and even pull in outside air. They also have trained their staff for proper hand washing hygiene, and janitorial cleaning and proper sanitation of surfaces. If all proper protocol is followed the pathogens can be greatly reduced in the hospital environment.
We still think more can be done but too many professionals and private citizens seem to negate the realization of airborne pathogens. Please share your opinion and thoughts. Read the many articles on our website let us know if we have helped to enlighten your thoughts and ideas about airborne pathogens.