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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 4

Activity of performic acid against spore-forming bacteriaa

Lot 1 Lot 2
Bacillus subtilisb 0/30 growth 0/30 growth
B. subtilisc 0/30 growth 0/30 growth
Clostridium sporogenesb 0/30 growth 0/30 growth
C. sporogenesc 0/30 growth 0/30 growth

aMethodology: AOAC Sporicidal Activity Test, 10-min exposure; 1800 ± 500 ppm performic acid; hard water/aged starting solution at 44 ±2°C.
bSilk sutures.
cPorcelain cylinders.

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