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Use of a stop valve to enhance disinfectant exposure may improve sink drain disinfection

  • Jennifer L. Cadnum (a1), Scott H. Livingston (a1) (a2), Scott A. Gestrich (a1), Annette L. Jencson (a1), Brigid M. Wilson (a3) and Curtis J. Donskey (a2) (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. E-mail: Curtis.Donskey@va.gov

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Cite this article: Cadnum JL, et al. (2019). Use of a stop valve to enhance disinfectant exposure may improve sink drain disinfection. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 2019, 40, 254–256. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.318

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Use of a stop valve to enhance disinfectant exposure may improve sink drain disinfection

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

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