27 Oct '14, 7pm

Joint Base Langley-Eustis hospital acquires 'germ-zapping' robot

Joint Base Langley-Eustis hospital acquires 'germ-zapping' robot

The Air Force acquired its second machine that can help stop spread deadly viruses — including Ebola. The medical unit at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, is now one of more than 200 hospitals that have an ultraviolet, germ-zapping robot capable of disinfecting a room — including under the bed and other hard-to-reach places — in five minutes. The hospital at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, was the first military facility to buy the machine. The 633rd Medical Group partnered with Xenex Disinfection Services, the San Antonio, Texas-based medical equipment manufacturer, to become the second Air Force hospital to use the xenon-light technology, which uses more powerful and non-mercury UV light. “Langley is the first to purchase [the robot] for disaster response and Ebola virus preparedness,” said Melinda Hart, spokeswoman for Xenex, in an email to Air Force Times. “Military...

Full article: http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20141027/NEWS/310270046

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