Efficacy of UV-C disinfection in hyperbaric chambers.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Ultraviolet C (UV-C) light reduces contamination on high-touch clinical surfaces. We assessed the efficacy of 2 UV-C devices at eradicating important clinical pathogens in hyperbaric chambers. Both devices were similarly efficacious against MRSA but differed significantly against C. difficile. Additionally, direct UV-C exposure was more efficacious against both species than indirect exposure.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Warren, BG; Masker, J; Brown, G; Gamez, I; Smith, B; Anderson, DJ; Turner, N

Published Date

  • September 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1080 - 1083

PubMed ID

  • 32546289

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/ice.2020.248

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States