Effectiveness of common healthcare disinfectants against H1N1 influenza virus on reusable elastomeric respirators

Shobha S. Subhash, Maria Cavaiuolo, Lewis J. Radonovich, Aaron Eagan, Martin L. Lee, Sheldon Campbell, Richard A. Martinello

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Abstract

This study evaluated the efficacy of 3 common hospital disinfectants to inactivate influenza virus on elastomeric respirators. Quaternary ammonium/isopropyl alcohol and bleach detergent wipes eliminated live virus, whereas 70% isopropyl alcohol alone was ineffective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)894-897
Number of pages4
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
Volume35
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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