Why Dis-infect?

Airborne pathogens spread infection through inhalation and surface contamination. Augment your surface and hand hygiene protocols with 24/7 air dis-infection. 


The HAI Problem Isn't Going Away

Nosocomial infection is a serious and widespread problem with an estimated 1 in 10 patients acquiring an infection during a hospital stay. In Europe alone, healthcare acquired infections lead to 16 million additional days of hospital stay and €7 billion in direct costs.

Healthcare Acquired Infections by the Numbers

from the World Health Organization

Large 100s
of patients are affected by HAIs worldwide annually
Large one third
in developing countries will acquire a surgical site infection
Large 30percent
in high-income countries will acquire at least one HAI
Large 20x
for newborns in developing countries

What's in the air?

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Humans spend between 80–95% of their lives inside inhaling more than 10 m3 of indoor air every day. Indoor air can be up to 10 times more polluted than outside air – teeming with volatile organic compounds and microorganisms that contain or attach to viruses, bacteria, fungal spores, and pollen. Exposure to these pollutants can lead to infectious disease, asthma, allergies, headaches and irritation.

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What's in the air?



Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. When people with lung TB cough, sneeze or spit, they propel bactera into the air. A person needs to inhale only a few of these germs to become infected. Learn how TB spreads through the air.

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MRSA is a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to several antibiotics. MRSA most often causes skin infections and can cause pneumonia. Numerous studies have established airborne transmission of MRSA. Learn how MRSA spreads through the air. 

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Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is a bacterium that causes inflammation of the colon, known as colitis. Infections can be fatal and cause a significant burden on healthcare facilities. Patients who contract CDI spend on average an additional 2-3 weeks in hospital. Learn how C. diff spreads through the air. 

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What's in the air?



Pollen is a fine yellowish dust that spreads from plants. It can cause sneezing, eye irritation, wheezing, coughing and aggravate asthma symptoms.

Mould Spores

Mould can grow anywhere there is moisture. As mould spores become airborne, they can cause allergic reactions similar to pollen and aggravate asthma symptoms. Nosocomial outbreaks of aspergillosis have become a well recognized complication of construction, demolition or renovation activities in or near hospital wards. Aspergillus spores are superbly adapted to airborne dissemination.  


Dust mites are microscopic organisms that trigger asthma and flares of eczema. The process of cleaning can stir up dust particles, making them easier to inhale which worsens symptoms. 

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What's in the air?



Norovirus is the leading cause of epidemic and sporadic cases of acute gastroenteritis worldwide. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramping. An outbreak is a major threat to the smooth running and capacity of schools, hospitals, and offices every winter. Learn how Norovirus spreads through the air.


The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Breathing, talking, coughing, and sneezing release influenza viruses into the air, with sizes ranging from submicron particles to large droplets. These submicron particles can remain suspended in the air for long periods of time with the potential to infect those coming in contact with them. Learn how Influenza spreads through the air. 

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Measles is a highly contagious virus that starts with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. It’s followed by a rash that spreads over the body. Learn how Measles spreads through the air.

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What's in the air?

Volatile Organic Compounds

Volatile Organic Compounds

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which have short- and long-term adverse health effects. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently up to ten times higher indoors than outdoors. Learn more about VOCs.

Common sources of VOCs include: 

  • paints, paint strippers and other solvents
  • wood preservatives
  • aerosol sprays
  • cleansers and disinfectants
  • moth repellents and air fresheners
  • stored fuels and automotive products
  • hobby supplies
  • dry-cleaned clothing
  • pesticide
  • building materials and furnishings

The Research Behind Novaerus

Novaerus technology has been shown to be highly effective and safe for vulnerable populations in dozens of independent clinical studies, laboraory tests, and onsite trials.

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why dis-infect the air

Cleaner Air = Cleaner Hands & Surfaces

Infectious aerosols can be extremely small (<5 μm) and remain suspended and viable in the air stream over long periods of time, resulting in a high risk of airborne infection. Larger infectious particles drop from the air to contaminate surfaces and hands.  


Infectious pathogens like MRSA, TB, Norovirus, and Influenza are scientifically proven to be transmitted via indoor air currents. 

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