SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

February 26, 2008 07:00 ET

Universal Detection Technology Comments on Recently Reported Fatality Caused by MRSA Induced Pneumonia

Universal Detection Technology's Anti-Microbial Product Line Designed to Eliminate MRSA

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 26, 2008) - Universal Detection Technology ( (OTCBB: UDTT) (FRANKFURT: PO8), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies to protect people from bioterrorism and other infectious health threats and provider of counter-terrorism consulting and training services, commented today on the recent report of a fatality caused by Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus (MRSA) induced pneumonia of a student at Western Washington University. UDT recently launched a new hub for online sales and marketing of anti-microbial products that eliminate harmful bacteria such as MRSA.

The 20-year-old student was admitted to the intensive care unit at St. Joseph Hospital in Washington on February 14th after experiencing two weeks of coughing that progressed to fever, vomiting and coughing up blood. Doctors gave him antibiotics, but they were unable to help the young man, who eventually died.

Pneumonia caused by MRSA is a recent phenomenon, only being recognized as a confirmed strain 5 years ago. Adding to this growing concern is the fact that over the last number of years the MRSA bug has been moving out of nursing home and hospital settings and into public places such as schools. This is the second reported death of a student from MRSA in the last year. MRSA is responsible for more than 94,000 serious infections and nearly 19,000 deaths each year.

"The recent spread of MRSA to schools is very alarming," said Mr. Jacques Tizabi, UDTT's Chief Executive Officer. "Our line of anti-microbial products consisting of various sprays, foggers and detergents are designed to eliminate surfaces and keep them sterile for a period following application," he added.

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Universal Detection Technology is a developer of monitoring technologies, including bioterrorism detection devices. The Company on its own and with development partners is positioned to capitalize on opportunities related to Homeland Security. For example, the Company, in cooperation with NASA, has developed a bio-terror 'smoke' detector that detects certain biohazard substances. For more information, please visit

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