H7N9 – Infuenza A - Purificador de ar Airfree
H7N9 – Infuenza A
The New "Bird Flu".
The H7N9 - Influenza A virus is a subset of influenza virus that normally circulates between birds, which until recently had not been observed in humans.
However, during the first two weeks of April China reported more than 70 cases of human infection with this new influenza strain, and by mid- May about 130 cases and 30 deaths had been recorded, according to the newsletter published by the World Health Organization (WHO).
This virus was found in (domestic) birds in China, in some of the same areas where human infections have occurred. And since H7N9 does not usually spread among people, the hypothesis is that those who became ill were infected with the virus after coming into contact with sick birds!
However, there is little information on the extent of Influenza A and its source of exposure, which is disturbing because most of those who were infected became seriously ill. So far there is no definitive conclusion that H7N9 can be transmitted among humans, but the WHO and other health partners are actively investigating both virus transmission pathways: from animals to humans and from humans to humans.
It has been known for several years, since the "bird flu" - H5N1 virus, that birds play an important role as a source of food and livelihood in many affected countries. What is worse, is that unlike H5N1, the H7N9 virus is a very hard to detect due to its ability to spread silently, that is, without causing the death of the host birds.
Early symptoms of this new flu are high fever (which cannot be explained by any other infectious agent) and coughing. Many cases have progressed to very severe forms of the disease, including severe pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), septic shock, and multiple organ failure, which can progress to death.
Reduce respiratory infections in aviaries!
For several years Airfree has been alerting the need to improve the conditions of various animal productions, in particular aviaries, since a large number of them are overcrowded and present poor hygiene conditions.
The company believes that a change mentality is essential so that the desire to earn a profit at any cost makes room to a more environmentally friendly exploitation.
Thus, the company introduced Airfree Agro, an air sterilizer that eliminates viruses and bacteria and also reduces the birds' stress levels, preventing respiratory diseases and "cross-contamination", reducing the mortality rate.
Through this air sterilization concept, and based on a new patented Thermodynamic Sterilizing System (TSS), there is a significant reduction of viruses, germs and bacteria in aviaries and other livestock production sites, which consequently reflect on the animals' state of health. Airfree Agro's action mechanism consists of a natural process characterized for being innocuous, without induced microbial resistance and effectively guaranteed, thus providing a final product that is safer for the consumer.
How does it work?
Dramatically reduces air pollution by burning the microorganisms. As a result, the contaminated air is drawn into the Airfree® ceramic core and destroyed at high temperatures. This air purification cycle is silent, requires no maintenance and is guaranteed by numerous tests.
Efficient - Tested and approved in real environments (no simulations) at the best institutes around the world. Airfree® destroys any microorganism passing through the ceramic sterilizer, regardless of its size or hazard level.
Silent - Completely noiseless.
Exclusive - Internationally patented technology that is exclusive to Airfree® products, the only one that also reduces ozone concentrations.
Economic - No part replacement expenses or significant energy costs, since Airfree® consumes only 48w per hour.
Practical - Turn it on and forget about it, since the devices require no maintenance or cleaning.
No contraindications – Completely natural process which uses no radiation, chemical or toxic products, and do not interfere with the temperature or humidity of the environment.
1. Are there any side effects?
No. Airfree’s new technology uses heat to purify the air. No side effects, no emissions, NO IONS, nor new particles are generated. Airfree® should be used in all homes and offices, quietly, constantly, and efficiently purifying the air.
2. Does Airfree eliminate bacteria and viruses?
Yes. Unlike the air filters in the market Airfree® is more efficient with the smallest microorganisms as they are easily carried by Airfree’s airflow into its heated ceramic core.
3. How does Airfree destroy dust mites?
Mould reduction in the environment causes reduction in the mould dependant dust mite population. Airfree also destroys the harmful toxins and fungus freed by dust mite feces that trigger respiratory allergies.
4. How does Airfree eliminate fungi?
As mentioned before, Airfree eliminates airborne microorganisms included fungi and spores. By eliminating spores new colonies are unlikely to develop, representing less future airborne spores.
5. How does Airfree® destroy viruses?
Those microscopic microorganisms are easily eliminated inside Airfree’s ceramic core capillaries. The temperature inside of Aifree’s capillaries is much higher than required to incinerate them. Airfree® is your greatest ally in respiratory disease prevention.
6. Does Airfree reduce tobacco smell?
Yes, Airfree reduces any kind of organic smell in the ambience including tobacco.
7. Does Airfree release any gas or chemical product?
No. Airfree’s sterilisation process is natural. Please check our website for conclusive tests regarding particles and ozone.
8. Does Airfree heat up a room?
No. Airfree does not noticeable increase room temperature. To have an idea 2 Airfrees plugged in the same room will contribute as much heat as the presence of one adult in that same room.
9. Does Airfree provoke any change in room’s the relative humidity?
10. Does Airfree need filter replacement?
11. Does Airfree consume a lot of energy?
No. Airfree’s consumption is just 52 Watts for P150, 50 Watts for P125, 48 Watts for P80, 45 Watts for P60, 50 Watts for E125, 48 Watts for E80 , 45 Watts for E60 and 40 Watts for E40.
12. Where do the microorganisms go after they are destroyed?
As all living organisms, microorganisms and their products are basically composed of carbon, oxygen and nitrogen. Since Airfree® reaches approx. 200º C, all the components are supposed to suffer a combustion process, which liberates carbon dioxide (the same product released by our respiration) and water. Some carbon (or ashes) may remain in the process. If there is some residual allergen left, we might consider that they suffer denaturation, a process resulting in loss of conformation and function. It should be noted that we are talking about reactions that occur in a microscopic level, so all these processes or by-products won’t be perceived. In this case, there is no need to worry about maintenance.