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Effectiveness of Common Healthcare Disinfectants against H1N1 Influenza Virus on Reusable Elastomeric Respirators

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 May 2016

Shobha S. Subhash*
Affiliation:
National Center for Occupational Health and Infection Control, Office of Public Health, Veterans Health Administration, Gainesville, Florida
Maria Cavaiuolo
Affiliation:
Veterans Affairs Connecticut Health Care System, West Haven, Connecticut
Lewis J. Radonovich Jr
Affiliation:
National Center for Occupational Health and Infection Control, Office of Public Health, Veterans Health Administration, Gainesville, Florida Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainsville, Florida
Aaron Eagan
Affiliation:
National Center for Occupational Health and Infection Control, Office of Public Health, Veterans Health Administration, Gainesville, Florida
Martin L. Lee
Affiliation:
Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System at Sepulveda and Department of Biostatistics, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health, Los Angeles, California
Sheldon Campbell
Affiliation:
Veterans Affairs Connecticut Health Care System, West Haven, Connecticut Department of Laboratory Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
Richard A. Martinello
Affiliation:
Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Public Health, Washington, DC
*Corresponding
1601 Southwest Archer Road (151E), Gainesville, FL 32608 (shobha.subhash@va.gov).

Extract

This study evaluated the efficacy of 3 common hospital disinfectants to inactivate influenza virus on elastomeric respirators. Quaternary ammonium/isopropyl alcohol and bleach detergent wipes eliminated live virus, whereas 70% isopropyl alcohol alone was ineffective.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014;35(7):894–897

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© 2014 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved.

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