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Candida auris has caused nosocomial infections and transmissions within hospital settings. As little is known about the efficacy of skin and environmental decontamination products to kill C. auris this study investigated the in vitro activity of chlorine, chlorhexidine, iodine povidone and vaporized hydrogen peroxide products against C. auris. H2 O2 vapour showed 96.6-100% effective killing of C. auris. All isolates were inhibited by chlorhexidine gluconate concentrations at 0.125 to 1.5% and for iodinated povidone at 0.07-1.25%. Other species of Candida were also killed at 1000ppm chlorine except C. parapsilosis which failed to be killed at 3 minutes contact time. We conclude that chlorhexidine gluconate, iodinated povidone, chlorine and H2 O2 vapour demonstrate effective killing activity against C. auris at concentrations used in clinical practice. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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Elimination of ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS; PESTICIDES and other waste using living organisms, usually involving intervention of environmental or sanitation engineers.
Removal of ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS or contaminants for the general protection of the environment. This is accomplished by various chemical, biological, and bulk movement methods, in conjunction with ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING.
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Restoration of an environment, ecosystem, or habitat that was physically damaged during land development or by natural disaster, or contaminated by ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS. This is accomplished by various chemical, biological, and bulk movement methods, in conjunction with ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING.
The relative equivalency in the efficacy of different modes of treatment of a disease, most often used to compare the efficacy of different pharmaceuticals to treat a given disease.
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