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
Pages (from-to)1495-1497
Number of pages3
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
Volume43
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Oct 21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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