Use of a portable air disinfecting system to remove seeded coliphage in hospital rooms

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Abstract

Health care–associated infections are a major problem worldwide, and the airborne route is believed to be a contributory source of secondary health care–associated infections. This study examined the efficacy of a portable air disinfecting system to remove seeded coliphage virus from the air in hospitals rooms. Aerosolized coliphage concentrations were not statistically different between treatment and no treatment measurements. However, future research should focus on additional investigations in the patient rooms that incorporate fomite and air testing alongside portable air filtration devices.

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