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June, 15 2023

Combatting the HMPV Resurgence with SteraMist Disinfection  

At SteraMist, we are dedicated to providing cutting-edge technology that revolutionizes the way we combat infectious diseases. With the recent surge of Human Metapneumovirus (HMPV) cases, we understand the urgent need for a fast and efficient disinfection solution. Just like other emerging pathogens, HMPV can become a serious problem if allowed to become widespread. It is extremely important to highlight SteraMist’s innovative technology and how it provides a superior and hassle-free approach to surface decontamination, ensuring safer environments for everyone.      

HMPV can cause a range of respiratory illnesses, from mild cold-like symptoms to severe lower respiratory tract infections, such as bronchiolitis and pneumonia. Symptoms of HMPV infection typically include coughing, runny or stuffy nose, fever, sore throat, wheezing, shortness of breath, and difficulty breathing. In recent years, HMPV has experienced a significant resurgence, becoming a major concern for healthcare facilities, schools, daycares, and other communal spaces. The highly contagious nature of HMPV contributes to its rapid spread within close-knit communities, making preventive measures crucial. While HMPV can affect individuals of all ages, certain groups are at a higher risk of severe illness or complications. Young children, especially infants, have a less developed immune system, making them susceptible to severe HMPV infections. According to a study done in the Lancet Global Health, in 2018 there were 14 million infections with 600,000 hospitalizations and 16,000 deaths. Similarly, older adults and individuals with pre-existing respiratory conditions or compromised immune systems are more vulnerable to severe symptoms and complications. 

Controlling the spread of HMPV and other respiratory viruses is vital in minimizing the risk of infection and protecting vulnerable populations. Traditional cleaning methods often fall short when it comes to thorough and efficient decontamination. That’s where SteraMist’s breakthrough technology steps in to provide a game-changing solution. SteraMist is an advanced decontamination system that utilizes Binary Ionization Technology (BIT) to eradicate pathogens, including HMPV, from various surfaces. The system combines a low percentage (7.8%) hydrogen peroxide with a cold plasma arc, transforming it into a hydroxyl radical that leaves behind nothing but oxygen and humidity. These radicals effectively neutralize viruses, bacteria, and spores, ensuring a fully disinfected environment. 

When it comes to decontamination of HMPV and other sicknesses, SteraMist outperforms traditional methods in several key aspects: 

Rapid Disinfection: SteraMist’s innovative iHP technology reduces disinfection time significantly, allowing for a faster turnaround and minimizing downtime in critical areas. 

Versatility: SteraMist systems portability and maneuverability enable it to effectively treat a wide range of surfaces, including electronics, metals, and sensitive equipment. The technology is also versatile enough to work on the widest array of microbes using only one solution.  

Enhanced Safety: SteraMist is non-toxic, non-corrosive, and does not leave behind any harmful residues, making it harmless for use around sensitive materials and gets personnel back into the sterilized areas faster than traditional disinfection methods. 

Complete Coverage: SteraMist’s iHP technology creates a mist that moves like a gas that can reach every corner of a space, ensuring comprehensive decontamination of all surfaces, including complex geometries and hidden spaces. 

Proven Efficacy: SteraMist has been extensively tested and validated as an equipment and solution combination by the EPA and independent laboratories, proving its ability to eliminate a broad spectrum of microbes, including HMPV. 

SteraMist mobile products such as the compact and portable SteraPak, allows for efficient and precise surface disinfection. Its ergonomic design and lightweight construction make it easy to maneuver and reach even the most hard-to-access areas. The SteraPak’s versatile nature and quick application process saves valuable time and effort while maintaining optimal decontamination efficacy. Not only does the SteraPak allow for portable disinfection for any room or space, but the entire suite of SteraMist products uses the same iHP technology and are ready to tackle any disinfection job, no matter the scope.   

As HMPV cases continue to surge, implementing effective decontamination protocols becomes paramount in safeguarding public health. SteraMist’s state-of-the-art technology, with its SteraPak applicator, provides a superior and hassle-free solution to combat HMPV and other infectious agents. By embracing innovative tools SteraMist, we can ensure that our environments are free from harmful pathogens, promoting a healthier and safer future for all. 

Learn more about how SteraMist can help disinfect any emerging pathogen here.