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Environmental Decontamination with Ultraviolet Radiation to Prevent Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection in 2 Roommates in a Long-Term Care Facility

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Brett Sitzlar
Affiliation:
Research Service and Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Ravy K. Vajravelu
Affiliation:
Research Service and Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Lucy Jury
Affiliation:
Research Service and Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Curtis J. Donskey
Affiliation:
Research Service and Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
Robin L. P. Jump*
Affiliation:
Research Service and Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
*
GRECC (111C[W]), Cleveland VA Medical Center, 10701 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106 (robin.jump@va.gov)

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Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2012

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