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C. diff contamination not affected by ultraviolet disinfection devices

from Infection Control Today

Ultraviolet light can destroy pathogenic bacteria, including Clostridioides difficile spores, but measuring the effectiveness of UV can be tricky, as investigators with Penn State Health, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, found out. Their recent study in the American Journal of Infection Control describes the impact of portable pulsed-xenon UV disinfecting devices in six units of their hospital that had registered high C. diff infection rates. more

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