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Efficacy of automated disinfection with ozonated water in reducing sink drainage system colonization with Pseudomonas species and Candida auris

  • Scott Livingston (a1) (a2), Jennifer L. Cadnum (a2), Scott Gestrich (a2), Annette L. Jencson (a2) and Curtis J. Donskey (a1) (a3)...
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Author for correspondence: Curtis J. Donskey, MD, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center 1110W, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, 10701 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106. Email: Curtis.Donskey@va.gov.

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Cite this article: Livingston S, et al. (2018). Efficacy of automated disinfection with ozonated water in reducing sink drainage system colonization with Pseudomonas species and Candida auris. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 2018, 39, 1497–1498. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.176

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Efficacy of automated disinfection with ozonated water in reducing sink drainage system colonization with Pseudomonas species and Candida auris

  • Scott Livingston (a1) (a2), Jennifer L. Cadnum (a2), Scott Gestrich (a2), Annette L. Jencson (a2) and Curtis J. Donskey (a1) (a3)...

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