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Room Decontamination Using an Ultraviolet-C Device with Short Ultraviolet Exposure Time

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 May 2016

William A. Rutala
Affiliation:
Hospital Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Health Care, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Division of Infectious Diseases, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Maria F. Gergen
Affiliation:
Hospital Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Health Care, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Brian M. Tande
Affiliation:
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota
David J. Weber
Affiliation:
Hospital Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Health Care, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Division of Infectious Diseases, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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