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Evaluation of dilute hydrogen peroxide technology for continuous room decontamination of multidrug-resistant organisms

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 October 2019

William A. Rutala*
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Hajime Kanamori
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States Department of Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
Maria F. Gergen
Affiliation:
Lumagenics, Cary, North Carolina, United States
Emily E. Sickbert-Bennett
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States Hospital Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Health Care, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Deverick J. Anderson
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States
Daniel J. Sexton
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States
David J. Weber
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States Hospital Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Health Care, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
*
Author for correspondence: William A. Rutala, E-mail: brutala@med.unc.edu

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