Antimicrobial activity of a continuously active disinfectant against healthcare pathogens.
A novel disinfectant studied using an EPA protocol demonstrated sustained antimicrobial activity (ie, 3-5 log10 reduction) in 5 minutes after 24 hours for Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, Candida auris, carbapenem-resistant Escherichia coli and antibiotic-susceptible E. coli, and Enterobacter spp. Only ∼2 log10 reduction occurred with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacter spp and K. pneumoniae, and antibiotic-susceptible K. pneumoniae.
Rutala, WA; Gergen, MF; Sickbert-Bennett, EE; Anderson, DJ; Weber, DJ; CDC Prevention Epicenters Program,
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