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NORCROSS, GA, November 21, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Medical linen service Angelica Corporation would like to discuss the problem of rising superbugs, particularly their tendency to spread in hospitals.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (or MRSA) is perhaps the most prevalent of the superbug issues. MRSA is a bacterium that causes a whole host of infections known commonly as staph infections. If caused by MRSA, they will be extremely difficult to treat because they have developed a resistance to our usual antibiotics.
Hospitals tend to have particularly higher rates of these infections. One reason is that people in hospitals tend to have already weakened immune systems, and thus may be more susceptible than usual. Another reason is the extremely high rate of human turnover. Many people pass through hospitals each day, touching things and leaving germs behind. Linens in particular tend to trap and spread things like MRSA.
One easy way for hospitals to begin discouraging the growth and perpetuation of these superbugs, rather than continuing to be a breeding ground, is to have all linens sanitized at one of Angelica's hospital linen service facilities.
"As these superbugs get evolve, we all have a responsibility to prevent the spread of infections," explains Aly Merritt, Marketing Manager of Angelica Corporation. "For the individual this might mean remembering to use hand sanitizer in public places. For hospitals, a lot of it comes down to keeping the linens and uniforms clean."
Angelica Corporation has grown from the small business they were in 1878 to the leader in healthcare laundry service that they are today. In these years they have developed the knowledge and expertise to provide sanitation that hospitals and their patients can trust.
To learn more about how hospital linen services can help to halt the spread of superbugs, please visit http://www.angelica.com.
About Angelica Corporation:
Founded in 1878 as a small uniform company, Angelica Corporation has since expanded to become a leader in the healthcare linen service industry. Specializing in products such as bed linens, patient gowns, scrubs, towels and dust control systems, Angelica Corporation offers its clients the efficiency of over 25 laundry plants nationwide to tend to each client's hospital linen service needs quickly and efficiently.
To learn more, visit http://www.angelica.com.
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