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Efficacy of an automated ultraviolet C device in a shared hospital bathroom.
Am J Infect Control 2016; 44(12):1692-1694AJ

Abstract

Toilet flushing can contribute to disease transmission by generating aerosolized bacteria and viruses that can land on nearby surfaces or follow air currents. Aerobic and anaerobic bacterial bioaerosol loads, and bacterial counts on 2 surfaces in a bathroom with a permanently installed, automated ultraviolet C (UVC) irradiation device, were significantly lower than in a comparable bathroom without the UVC device. Permanently installed UVC lights may be a useful supplementary decontamination tool in shared patient bathrooms.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Electronic address: jessejcooper@gmail.com.Division of Medical Microbiology and Infection Control, Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver, BC, Canada.School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.Division of Medical Microbiology and Infection Control, Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver, BC, Canada.School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27575773

Citation

Cooper, Jesse, et al. "Efficacy of an Automated Ultraviolet C Device in a Shared Hospital Bathroom." American Journal of Infection Control, vol. 44, no. 12, 2016, pp. 1692-1694.
Cooper J, Bryce E, Astrakianakis G, et al. Efficacy of an automated ultraviolet C device in a shared hospital bathroom. Am J Infect Control. 2016;44(12):1692-1694.
Cooper, J., Bryce, E., Astrakianakis, G., Stefanovic, A., & Bartlett, K. (2016). Efficacy of an automated ultraviolet C device in a shared hospital bathroom. American Journal of Infection Control, 44(12), pp. 1692-1694. doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2016.07.004.
Cooper J, et al. Efficacy of an Automated Ultraviolet C Device in a Shared Hospital Bathroom. Am J Infect Control. 2016 12 1;44(12):1692-1694. PubMed PMID: 27575773.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Efficacy of an automated ultraviolet C device in a shared hospital bathroom. AU - Cooper,Jesse, AU - Bryce,Elizabeth, AU - Astrakianakis,George, AU - Stefanovic,Aleksandra, AU - Bartlett,Karen, Y1 - 2016/08/26/ PY - 2016/03/17/received PY - 2016/07/12/revised PY - 2016/07/13/accepted PY - 2016/8/31/pubmed PY - 2017/12/16/medline PY - 2016/8/31/entrez KW - Ultraviolet C KW - bathroom KW - bioaerosol KW - contact surface KW - environmental cleaning KW - toilet plume SP - 1692 EP - 1694 JF - American journal of infection control JO - Am J Infect Control VL - 44 IS - 12 N2 - Toilet flushing can contribute to disease transmission by generating aerosolized bacteria and viruses that can land on nearby surfaces or follow air currents. Aerobic and anaerobic bacterial bioaerosol loads, and bacterial counts on 2 surfaces in a bathroom with a permanently installed, automated ultraviolet C (UVC) irradiation device, were significantly lower than in a comparable bathroom without the UVC device. Permanently installed UVC lights may be a useful supplementary decontamination tool in shared patient bathrooms. SN - 1527-3296 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27575773/Efficacy_of_an_automated_ultraviolet_C_device_in_a_shared_hospital_bathroom_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0196-6553(16)30685-X DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -