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Effectiveness of Disinfectants Against Candida auris and Other Candida Species

  • Jennifer L. Cadnum (a1), Aaron A. Shaikh (a2), Christina T. Piedrahita (a1), Thriveen Sankar (a1), Annette L. Jencson (a1), Emily L. Larkin (a3) (a4), Mahmoud A. Ghannoum (a3) (a4) and Curtis J. Donskey (a2) (a5)...
Abstract

Contaminated surfaces are a suspected source for dissemination of the globally emerging pathogen Candida auris. In laboratory testing, sporicidal and improved hydrogen peroxide disinfectants were highly effective against C. auris, C. glabrata, and C. albicans. The widely used quaternary ammonium disinfectants exhibited relatively poor activity against all of the Candida species.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017;38:1240–1243

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Address correspondence to Curtis J. Donskey, MD, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center 1110W, Cleveland VA Medical Center, 10701 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Curtis.Donskey@va.gov).
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