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TOMORROW’S CLEANING SEPTEMBER 09
Bug thrown overboard
NOROVIRUS ABOARD CRUISE SHIP, MARCO POLO, RAPIDLY ERADICATED
BY REVOLUTIONARY NEW VAPORISATION PROCESS.
The cruise ship Marco Polo, whose round- “The sheer speed with which SitexOrbis have SARS, Listeria, avian flu and H5N1 influenza A
Britain cruise had to be cancelled because solved the problem has been amazing” type viruses. A similar strain of influenza virus
hundreds of passengers became ill with the commented Christian Verhounig, the ship’s
H1N1 is apparently responsible for the current
vomiting bug Norovirus, has been totally Operator. “We are extremely impressed, as it
swine ‘flu outbreak.
disinfected by SitexOrbis’ revolutionary took only a few hours to disinfect the ship, rather
Activ8™ is frequently used by SitexOrbis
infection control fogging service in just 5
than days of cleansing by traditional methods.”
teams in schools, hospitals, offices, leisure
hours at the Tilbury docks. During that time
David Walker, Chief Executive of SitexOrbis,
facilities and workplaces where Norovirus
375 rooms on 11 decks plus public spaces,
said “We are delighted to have been able to
outbreaks can occur. It is estimated that
lifts and communal areas were disinfected.
provide rapid assistance to ensure that the
Norovirus affects between 600,000 and 1
Infection control powered by Activ8™ is
ship is disinfected and back in operation.”
million people a year in the UK.
available from SitexOrbis, the only company
The disinfectant Activ8™has been
The SitexOrbis infection control process fills
certified to offer the vaporisation process as per
scientifically tested to be totally effective
every space in the premises with a ‘vapour’ of
the industry standard. The antibacterial agent,
against Norovirus and other pathogens. The
Activ8™, which is totally harmless to human
Activ8™ is of proven biological efficacy and
treatment of rooms only takes a few minutes
beings and animals, but kills 99.99% of life-
with a minimum of disruption and, after
kills 99.99% of all known viruses and bacteria, threatening bacteria and viruses, including
sealing the premises for just an hour, the
both airborne and on surfaces, in minutes. salmonella, MRSA, Clostridium Difficile,
space is safe and ready to use again. Because
of its speed and capabilities, it is more cost-
effective than traditional steam-cleaning and
less disruptive.
As with all disinfection processes Activ8™
cannot prevent re-infection of those in an area by
new visitors or passengers who carry the virus.
The incubation period of Norovirus is between
24 and 48 hours, so reappearance of the
infection weeks after disinfection is no reflection
on the effectiveness of the Activ8™ service.
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