EPA registers first disinfectants effective against Candida auris

February 26, 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registered 11 products that can be used to disinfect surfaces against Candida auris Feb. 12, according to an article on the Becker's Clinical Leadership & Infection Control website.

They are the first disinfectants to be specifically developed for use against C. auris.

Cases of Candida auris in the U.S. rose to 1,018 by the end of 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

The brand names for the disinfectants registered:

• Avert Sporicidal Disinfectant Cleaner

• Blondie

• Dagwood

• Micro-Kill Bleach Germicidal Bleach Wipes

• Oxivir 1

• Oxivir 1 Wipes

• Oxivir Wipes

• Oxycide Daily Disinfectant Cleaner

• Virasept

• Wonder Woman Formula B Germicidal Wipes

• Wonder Woman Formula B Spray

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