(FOX 11) As hospitals become increasingly concerned about patient health amid recent "Superbug" outbreaks, the latest weapon keeping medical rooms and equipment clean is a 5-foot-tall robot.
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The disinfecting machine, currently being used at Tarzana Medical Center in Torrance and other hospitals across Southern California, pulses ultraviolet light to zap germs that could be hiding in the crevices of hospital rooms.
"What the UV Light does, especially at the intensity of this light, is it disrupts the DNA within the microorganism so that the microorganism can't multiply and divide anymore," said Dr. Richard Glimp of the Little Company of Mary Medical Center.
See Hal Eisner's full report in the video above.
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