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How Germ-Zapping Robots Are Aiding The Fight Against Infections

At Morningside Ministries, Xenex germ-zapping robots are used to clean residents' rooms. (Wendy Rigby/Texas Public Radio)
At Morningside Ministries, Xenex germ-zapping robots are used to clean residents' rooms. (Wendy Rigby/Texas Public Radio)

Hospital-acquired infections are the No. 1 complication of being in the hospital. New technologies using ultraviolet light to kill germs are now being used to disinfect hospital rooms and nursing homes. Wendy Rigby (@TPRWendy) from Here & Now contributor Texas Public Radio reports on a robot that’s been developed in San Antonio.

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