Monkeypox: record of cases worldwide

Disinfecting is essential to prevent the spread of this and other infections. The new technologies available in this article.

Monkeypox (MPX) is a viral zoonotic disease. Although it used to be a rare disease, the current infection levels are the highest ever recorded outside Western and Central Africa, where it is endemic.

While the COVID-19 pandemic is still keeping people on alert, monkeypox has become a new concern globally, as cases have been reported in more than 30 countries with no known links to endemic regions.

Monkeypox usually occurs near tropical rainforests, but its presence is now growing in urban areas. This disease is transmitted to humans by close contact with an infected person or animal or with material contaminated by the virus. Therefore, keeping surfaces disinfected helps reduce the spread of the virus.

In this context, it is of utmost importance to optimize the sanitization of rooms and objects to reduce the risk of spreading diseases. Thus, in conjunction with Evaclean, we want to promote the Protexus Electrostatic Sprayer, a powerful tool to attack microbes and decontaminate facilities with electrostatic spraying technology.

This new electrostatic spraying technology provides 360-degree disinfection for infection control and reaches up to 3x more surfaces in the same amount of time it would take with buckets, rags, wipes or other infection control tools. 

The health crisis brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak taught humanity about the need to take action and be responsible for the environment. As a result, the efforts to put an end to the pandemic and restore the normal pace of life led society to consider the necessary care and strategies to prevent monkeypox from developing into a pandemic. The Protexus Electrostatic Sprayer is an excellent ally in reducing infection rates: it disinfects entire rooms in less than three minutes and has an optimal spraying range of more than two meters.

Who states that “uncertainty remains on the natural history of monkeypox virus and further studies are needed to identify the exact reservoir(s) and how virus circulation is maintained in nature” and also informs that “it is a disease of global public health importance”.

How to prevent it?

Who suggests “raising awareness of risk factors and educating people on measures they can take to reduce exposure to the monkeypox virus”. 

In terms of exposure, the greatest risk of infection is among healthcare personnel treating patients with suspected or confirmed smallpox virus infection, or handling specimens from these patients. In these cases, it is advised to follow the usual hospital precautions and infection control protocols.

Improving standard disinfection procedures, especially in the hospital environment, involves (among other things) sanitizing surfaces and objects more frequently. For disinfecting large areas, the PX300ES cordless electrostatic backpack sprayer combines the electrostatic sprayer with a lightweight backpack that allows you to cover an area of 1,000 square meters per tank. In addition, for better reach, it has a specially designed nozzle for disinfection or sanitation of hard-to-reach areas.

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