FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBCI),-- Released the following today: Based on the current outbreaks of Avian Flu, The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued interim guidance on testing, specimen collection, and processing of patients with suspected infections with Novel Influenza A viruses with the potential to cause severe disease in humans. In this guidance the CDC recommends disinfecting frequently touched surfaces with EPA Disinfectants labeled to kill Influenza A. The CDC also recommends that clinicians and public health personnel consider the possibility of infection in anyone with influenza-like illnesses (ILI), and acute respiratory infection (ARI), that has had contact with sick or dead birds, in the following categories, domestic poultry (e.g., chickens, turkeys, ducks), wild aquatic birds (e.g., ducks, geese, swans), and captive birds (e.g., falcons) that have had contact with wild aquatic birds.
Within the CDC guidelines for environmental infection control throughout healthcare facilities, the recommendations include disinfection of frequently touched surfaces and object's with an EPA disinfectant labeled to kill Influenza A.
PERFORMACIDE® Hard Surface Disinfectant is EPA registered to kill Influenza A on hard non-porous surfaces and is approved for use in hospitals, medical facilities, clinics, ambulances, and veterinary hospitals. Frequently touched surfaces such as furniture, doorknobs, hard surface floors, bed frames, cabinets, examination tables, stretchers, tabletops, telephones, and wheelchairs. PERFORMACIDE® is a chlorine dioxide based product that can be sprayed, sponged, or mopped onto these surfaces and allowed to air dry, leaving no harmful residues. Unlike ordinary bleach dilutions which only last 24 hours, PERFORMACIDE®'s activated solution remains effective for 15 days when properly stored.
PERFORMACIDE® is a patented, point-of-use, ClO2 generator pouch system. When the generator pouch is immersed in water (like a tea bag), it creates a concentrated ClO2 solution which has passed all EPA requirements for use as a Disinfectant, Sanitizer, Tuberculocide, Virucide, Fungicide, Algaecide, Slimicide, and Deodorizer. Applications include hospitals, medical facilities, veterinary hospitals & kennels, public areas, first responder facilities and equipment, clinics, rehabilitation facilities, diagnostic centers, food processing and serving facilities & beverage bottling facilities and more.
Formulated for hospital use, PERFORMACIDE® ClO2 is a powerful disinfectant which requires no rinse and does not leave harmful residues. PERFORMACIDE® can be sprayed, mopped, or sponged and allowed to air dry, so there is no risk of spreading microorganisms to other surfaces.
PERFORMACIDE® is manufactured by Odor Star, LLC with headquarter offices in Fort Lauderdale Florida. http://odorstar.com
About Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc.:
Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc. is principally engaged in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of disinfectants, sanitizers, and deodorizers marketed under the PERFORMACIDE® and Star Brite brand names. Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc. also markets and manufactures a broad line of appearance and maintenance products for boats, recreational vehicles, automobiles, power sports, outdoor power equipment and motorcycle markets under the Star brite® ,Star Tron® and other trademarks within the United States of America and Canada. In addition, the Company produces private label formulations of many of its products for various customers and provides custom blending and packaging services for these and other products.
The Company trades publicly under NASDAQ Capital Markets, Ticker Symbol: OBCI.
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