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Transfer of Clostridium difficile Spores by Nonsporicidal Wipes and Improperly Used Hypochlorite Wipes Practice + Product = Perfection

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Jennifer L. Cadnum
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Kelly N. Hurless
Affiliation:
Research Service, Louis Stokes Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Sirisha Kundrapu
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Curtis J. Donskey*
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
*
Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 10701 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106 (curtisd123@yahoo.com)
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