Evaluation of an enclosed ultraviolet-C radiation device for decontamination of mobile handheld devices

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Abstract

Mobile handheld devices used in health care settings may become contaminated with health care–associated pathogens. We demonstrated that an enclosed ultraviolet-C radiation device was effective in rapidly reducing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and with longer exposure times, Clostridium difficile spores, on glass slides and reducing contamination on in-use mobile handheld devices.

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