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Hospitals gain new weapons against deadly bacteria

Doylestown Hospital on Tuesday unveiled its newest high-tech weapon, a machine that zaps everything in a room with ultraviolet light 25,000 times brighter than the sun's. It can penetrate the defenses of Clostridium difficile, wily bacteria that produce spores that can live for weeks and are harder to kill than typical bacteria.

The fancy machines, which are used after normal disinfection, add time to what hospitals call "terminal cleaning," the work they do when a patient leaves a room. This puts them at odds with rising pressure to cut costs and maximize efficiency.

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