Hydrogen peroxide gas plasma sterilization is effective against Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts

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Abstract

The aim of this work was to evaluate in an immunosuppressed rat cryptosporidiosis model a new method that combines vacuum and low-temperature hydrogen peroxide gas plasma for sterilization of endoscopic material contaminated by Cryptosporidium parvum. Rats were challenged with oocysts either air-dried or air-dried and treated with vacuum alone or associated with gas plasma. No rat was found infected after gas plasma exposure of oocysts, whereas vacuum or air-drying alone resulted only in a decreased infectivity. (AJIC Am J Infect Control 1998;26:136-8)

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