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Evaluation of a Sporicidal Peracetic Acid/Hydrogen Peroxide–Based Daily Disinfectant Cleaner

  • Abhishek Deshpande (a1), Thriveen S. C. Mana (a1), Jennifer L. Cadnum (a1), Annette C. Jencson (a2), Brett Sitzlar (a1), Dennis Fertelli (a1), Kelly Hurless (a2), Sirisha Kundrapu (a1), Venkata C. K. Sunkesula (a1) and Curtis J. Donskey (a1) (a2)...


OxyCide Daily Disinfectant Cleaner, a novel peracetic acid/hydrogen peroxide–based sporicidal disinfectant, was as effective as sodium hypochlorite for in vitro killing of Clostridium difficile spores, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and vancomcyin-resistant enterococci. OxyCide was minimally affected by organic load and was effective in reducing pathogen contamination in isolation rooms

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014;35(11):1414–1416


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Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Louis Stokes Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 10701 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (


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