Robots Kill Superbugs at Norton Audubon Hospital

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — At Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville, three new sanitation workers have arrived, but they won’t be wearing scrubs. Metallic robots from San Antonio, Texas-based company Xenex Disinfection Services were purchased for $300,000 — or $100,000 a piece — to destroy potential germs and bacteria, especially drug-resistant superbugs like Clostridium difficile, better known as C. Diff, and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

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