Nosocomial enterococci: resistance to heat and sodium hypochlorite.

@article{Kearns1995NosocomialER,
  title={Nosocomial enterococci: resistance to heat and sodium hypochlorite.},
  author={Angela M. Kearns and Roger Freeman and N. F. Lightfoot},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={1995},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={
          193-9
        }
}
Six strains each of Enterococcus faecium and E. faecalis were investigated with respect to their resistance to heat and sodium hypochlorite. All enterococci survived the temperatures and holding times specified by the Department of Health (DoH) for the disinfection of 'foul and used' or 'infected' linen (65 degrees C for 10 min or 71 degrees C for 3 min). In addition, three strains (one E. faecium and two E. faecalis) could withstand 150 ppm available chlorine for 5 min, the treatment suggested… CONTINUE READING

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