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Real-life “Phantom Menace” requires jedi-like response

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Superbug danger concept as a killer bacteria shaped as a death skull face as a symbol for MRSA medical healthcare risk and antimicrobial resistance health hazard icon as a bacterium infection inside the human body.

A new kind of “phantom menace” has arrived and it’s much more real and dangerous than its 1990’s cinematic predecessor.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced the rise of the “phantom menace” — a superbug with strains stemming from a family of antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) — and the trouble it’s caused since first being discovered in 2010.

The CDC confirmed between 2010 and 2015 there have been 43 documented cases of infection due to CRE — infections that can be very difficult to treat and can lead to death in up to 50 percent of patients. Another major concern for the CDC and medical professionals, is because of the bug’s antibiotic resistance, it can be difficult to thwart the spread of infection.

Because of the science-fiction nature of the “phantom menace,” there needs to be a creative approach to waging war on the superbug.

Think about it — what are some of the most common ways to prevent the spread of infection? Washing hands, cleaning door handles and shared spaces, staying home from work/school when feeling ill — these are simple strategies taught to most people at a young age. So why change what’s always worked?

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Though facing a “menace” of any kind is a daunting task, expert cleaning professionals, like those at Image One USA, can be what’s needed to stymie the rise of this phantom menace superbug.

Be proactive in the fight against the “phantom menace” of CRE — give the jedi masters at Image One a call today. We’re a Top 200 franchise in the nation, and we’ve got you covered. Have questions about owning your own Franchise? Check out our Commercial Cleaning Franchise frequently asked questions page.