Inactivation of Candida auris and Candida albicans by ultraviolet-C

William A. Rutala, Hajime Kanamori, Maria F. Gergen, Emily E. Sickbert-Bennett, David J. Weber

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Abstract

We evaluated the ability of an ultraviolet-C (UV-C) room decontamination device to kill Candida auris and C. albicans. With an organic challenge (fetal calf serum), the UV-C device demonstrated the following log10 reductions for C. auris of 4.57 and for C. albicans of 5.26 with direct line of sight, and log10 reductions for C. auris of 2.41 and for C. ablicans of 3.96 with indirect line of sight.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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