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

  • William A. Rutala (a1), Hajime Kanamori (a1) (a2), Maria F. Gergen (a3), Emily E. Sickbert-Bennett (a1) (a4), Deverick J. Anderson (a5), Daniel J. Sexton (a5), David J. Weber (a1) (a4) and for the CDC Prevention Epicenters Program (a1) (a2) (a3) (a4) (a5)...

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Author for correspondence: William A. Rutala, E-mail: brutala@med.unc.edu

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

  • William A. Rutala (a1), Hajime Kanamori (a1) (a2), Maria F. Gergen (a3), Emily E. Sickbert-Bennett (a1) (a4), Deverick J. Anderson (a5), Daniel J. Sexton (a5), David J. Weber (a1) (a4) and for the CDC Prevention Epicenters Program (a1) (a2) (a3) (a4) (a5)...

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