The effectiveness of sodium dichloroisocyanurate treatments against Clostridium difficile spores contaminating stainless steel.

@article{Ungurs2011TheEO,
  title={The effectiveness of sodium dichloroisocyanurate treatments against Clostridium difficile spores contaminating stainless steel.},
  author={Michael Ungurs and Matthew P. Wand and Matthew Vassey and Susan Caroline O'brien and Douglas B. Dixon and Jimmy T Walker and Jeffrey M. Sutton},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2011},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={
          199-205
        }
}
BACKGROUND Clostridium difficile is a major cause of hospital-associated infective diarrhea, and its spore form can persist for months in the hospital environment. Chlorine-based cleaning agents are recommended for eliminating this reservoir of potential infection. OBJECTIVES To investigate the individual contributions of active chlorine, detergent and mechanical action on decontamination of a C difficile contaminated surface. METHODS C difficile spores in test soil were dried onto… CONTINUE READING
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