Antimicrobial activity of a continuously active disinfectant against healthcare pathogens.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rutala, WA; Gergen, MF; Sickbert-Bennett, EE; Anderson, DJ; Weber, DJ; CDC Prevention Epicenters Program,

Published Date

  • November 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1284 - 1286

PubMed ID

  • 31556367

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/ice.2019.260


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States