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The Ebola Disinfection Booth: Evaluation of an Enclosed Ultraviolet Light Booth for Disinfection of Contaminated Personal Protective Equipment Prior to Removal

  • Myreen E. Tomas (a1), Jennifer L. Cadnum (a2), Annette Jencson (a3) and Curtis J. Donskey (a1) (a4)

Abstract

A portable booth designed to disinfect full-body coverage protective equipment before removal using ultraviolet-C radiation resulted in at least 3 log reductions in bacteriophage MS2 and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus within 3 minutes. The booth could be useful for disinfection of contaminated protective equipment before removal during care of Ebola patients.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015;36(10):1226–1228

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Address correspondence to Curtis J. Donskey, MD, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (1110 W), Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 10701 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (curtisd123@yahoo.com).

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The Ebola Disinfection Booth: Evaluation of an Enclosed Ultraviolet Light Booth for Disinfection of Contaminated Personal Protective Equipment Prior to Removal

  • Myreen E. Tomas (a1), Jennifer L. Cadnum (a2), Annette Jencson (a3) and Curtis J. Donskey (a1) (a4)

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