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Does Coating All Room Surfaces with an Ultraviolet C Light–Nanoreflective Coating Improve Decontamination Compared with Coating Only the Walls?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 May 2016

William A. Rutala*
Affiliation:
Department of Hospital Epidemiology, University of North Carolina (UNC) Health Care, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Division of Infectious Diseases, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
David J. Weber
Affiliation:
Department of Hospital Epidemiology, University of North Carolina (UNC) Health Care, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Division of Infectious Diseases, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Maria F. Gergen
Affiliation:
Department of Hospital Epidemiology, University of North Carolina (UNC) Health Care, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Brian M. Tande
Affiliation:
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota
Emily E. Sickbert-Bennett
Affiliation:
Department of Hospital Epidemiology, University of North Carolina (UNC) Health Care, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Division of Infectious Diseases, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
*
2163 Bioinformatics, CB 7030, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 (brutala@unch.unc.edu)

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