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Effectiveness of a hydrogen peroxide foam against bleach for the disinfection of sink drains

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  17 April 2019

Blake W. Buchan
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Jennifer A. Arvan
Affiliation:
Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mary Beth Graham
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sergey Tarima
Affiliation:
Division of Biostatistics, Institute for Health and Equity, The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Matthew L. Faron
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Rahul Nanchal
Affiliation:
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
L. Silvia Munoz-Price*
Affiliation:
Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
*
Author for correspondence: L. Silvia Munoz-Price, E-mail: smunozprice@mcw.edu

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