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Relative Resistance of the Emerging Fungal Pathogen Candida auris and Other Candida Species to Killing by Ultraviolet Light

  • Jennifer L. Cadnum (a1), Aaron A. Shaikh (a2), Christina T. Piedrahita (a1), Annette L. Jencson (a1), Emily L. Larkin (a3) (a4), Mahmoud A. Ghannoum (a3) (a4) and Curtis J. Donskey (a2) (a5)...

Abstract

Mobile ultraviolet-C (UV-C) light room decontamination devices are frequently used as an adjunct to standard cleaning in healthcare facilities, but their efficacy in killing Candida species is not clear. In laboratory testing, the emerging multidrug-resistant Candida auris and 2 other Candida species were significantly less susceptible to killing by UV-C than methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;39:94–96

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

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Relative Resistance of the Emerging Fungal Pathogen Candida auris and Other Candida Species to Killing by Ultraviolet Light

  • Jennifer L. Cadnum (a1), Aaron A. Shaikh (a2), Christina T. Piedrahita (a1), Annette L. Jencson (a1), Emily L. Larkin (a3) (a4), Mahmoud A. Ghannoum (a3) (a4) and Curtis J. Donskey (a2) (a5)...

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