Focus: Infection Control

Research says non-sporicidal wipes effective against Candida Auris

May 6, 2019

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the use of sporicidal disinfectants in the hospital rooms of patients with C auris colonization or infection. But research says that non-sporicidal disinfectants can also be effective, according to an article on the Contagion Today website.

The CDC advises daily and post-discharge cleaning of surfaces in the patient rooms with the sporicidal disinfectant. 

A  team of investigators from Northeast Ohio Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Case Western Reserve University, University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center, and Louis Stokes Veterans Affairs Medical Center presented research on the effectiveness of disinfectant wipes in reducing C auris on surfaces.

The study found that the use of all disinfectant wipes led to a >5 log10 colony forming units (CFU) reduction of C auris on steel and glass carriers, while non-disinfectant wipes led to a reduction of ~2 log.

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