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Volume 7, Number 2—April 2001
4th Decennial International Conference on Nosocomial and Healthcare-Associated Infections

State of the Art

New Disinfection and Sterilization Methods

William A. RutalaComments to Author  and David J. Weber
Author affiliations: University of North Carolina (UNC) Health Care System; UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

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Table 2

Activity of glutaraldehyde and ortho-phthalaldehyde against Mycobacterium bovis

Disinfectant Time for 6-log10 reductiona
1.5% glutaraldehyde 28-36 minutes
2.5% glutaraldehyde 14-18 minutes
0.21% ortho-phthalaldehyde 4.8-6.3 minutes

aRange of values from two different laboratories (4).

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