KFMC buys new tech to fight MERS virus

June 18, 2014 9:16 am

King Fahad Medical City bought 12 cutting edge portable disinfection systems to fight the growing threat of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) which has caused dozens of deaths in Saudi Arabia, Arabian Business has reported. The Riyadh health hub said that while the immediate need is to combat MERS, the technology will kill all infection-causing pathogens in the environment, thereby reducing the probability of infections. The technology, high intensity UV-C light, prevents the organism from reproducing, according to John Morrow, CEO of US based UV-C Technologies.