Survival of mycobacteria on N95 personal respirators.

  title={Survival of mycobacteria on N95 personal respirators.},
  author={Tiina Reponen and Z Wang and Klaus Willeke and Sergey A. Grinshpun},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  volume={20 4},
OBJECTIVES The overall aim of this study was to investigate the survival and possible growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis simulant bacteria on respirator filters. METHODS Mycobacterium smegmatis was used as a biochemical simulant for M tuberculosis. Bacterial survival was tested on National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health-certified N95 respirators from three manufacturers. The first experiments simulated one-time respirator use and subsequent storage for 1 to 9 days under ideal… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.
48 Citations
0 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 48 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…