Infectious Diseases Emerge & Re-Emerge in Public Spaces

In today’s world, the threats of infectious disease are significantly increasing and threatening many buildings and common areas.

Diseases such as Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium Difficile (C. Diff) are quickly emerging in spaces such as shopping malls, banks, and hospitality settings. Unfortunately, non-medical facilities have become the new hang-out for these infectious diseases.

There are several factors to why these diseases are emerging & re-emerging:

  • Many of these pathogens are a results of human behavioral practices in work and everyday life. Our interactions with our environment have significantly increased over the years. We’re traveling from the heart of the city for work, then to our home in suburbs. As a result of our advancements in technology, we’re able to fly from country to country in a matter of a day or two, allowing these pathogens to spreads to a vast amount of areas very quickly.
  • The varied use of antibiotics has created pathogens that are incredibly resistant. As a result, this hinders much of the progress made against infectious organisms. Drugs that were once able to control these diseases are no longer effective.
  • Climate change is another contributing factor to why these diseases are emerging. Due to an increase in climate and change in habitats, bugs (specifically mosquitos) are moving to new areas. Mosquitos are a huge contributor to transmitting diseases.

Identifying the risks as early as possible and taking preventative measures is the best thing you can do to keep infectious diseases from spreading in your building and community. For more information on how to control the spread of pathogens, visit:

Curious about how our nVIRO Shield® system works?

Woodard’s nVIRO Shield® product contains 3 disinfecting agents:

  • A photocatalytic protective sealant that protects all treated surfaces and is long-lasting and high-binding. The photocatalytic nature of this agent means that each time light is introduced in the environment, this product continues to kill bacteria, for up to 3 months.
  • A broad-spectrum disinfectant and sanitizer, composed of silver and citric acid
  • A disinfectant specifically formulated to control Clostridium Difficile spores

The system is applied using an electrostatic mister, which lightly coats every surface in an environment with these protective agents, killing bacteria immediately and providing residual protection. Within minutes (if treating a few hundred square feet) or hours (if treating several thousand square feet), an entire area can be treated. The agents have a light citrus smell to them, are completely safe for humans and pets, and can be used to treat against all pathogens, including those that are resistant to antibiotics.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Woodard nVIRO Shield® system or would like to schedule a treatment for your home or business, complete our inquiry form or call 314-300-9567!