Synergistic efficacy of 405 nm light and chlorinated disinfectants for the enhanced decontamination of Clostridium difficile spores.

@article{Moorhead2016SynergisticEO,
  title={Synergistic efficacy of 405 nm light and chlorinated disinfectants for the enhanced decontamination of Clostridium difficile spores.},
  author={Sian Moorhead and Michelle Maclean and John E. Coia and Scott J. MacGregor and John G. Anderson},
  journal={Anaerobe},
  year={2016},
  volume={37},
  pages={72-7}
}
The ability of Clostridium difficile to form highly resilient spores which can survive in the environment for prolonged periods causes major contamination problems. Antimicrobial 405 nm light is being developed for environmental decontamination within hospitals, however further information relating to its sporicidal efficacy is required. This study aims to establish the efficacy of 405 nm light for inactivation of C. difficile vegetative cells and spores, and to establish whether spore… CONTINUE READING
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