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Robotic housekeeper disinfects the rooms at Modesto hospital
Modesto Bee

A housekeeping robot at a Modesto hospital is zapping the antibiotic-resistant superbugs that can threaten the lives of patients.

The robot, named “Germinator,” kills methicillin-resistant staph aureus, or MRSA, stops the norovirus and even is capable of killing Ebola, the manufacturer says.

Don’t worry. Ebola has not been found at the local hospital.

“Ebola is actually easy to kill,” said Melinda Hart, spokeswoman for Xenex Disinfection Services. Central Valley Specialty Hospital, at 17th and H streets, has used a Xenex germ-zapping robot for about six months.