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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 3

Effect on vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) survival of wiping Surfacine on a treated surface over an extended period

Surface Intervention Day 1 Day 6 Day 13
Formica Control 50 95 120
Treated 0 (100%)a 0 (100%) 0 (100%)
Treated & Wiped 0 (100%) 0 (100%) 0 (100%)

aPercent reduction of VRE counts per Rodac plate ([treated/control] x 100) (11).

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