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Abstract Title:

The effect of ultraviolet-C technology on viral infection incidence in a pediatric long-term care facility.

Abstract Source:

Am J Infect Control. 2018 Jun ;46(6):720-722. Epub 2018 Mar 14. PMID: 29550083

Abstract Author(s):

Marianne Pavia, Edwin Simpser, Melissa Becker, W Keith Mainquist, Katherine A Velez

Article Affiliation:

Marianne Pavia

Abstract:

Ultraviolet-C (UV-C) technology implementation was associated with a 44% reduction in viral infection incidence among pediatric patients in a long-term care facility (incidence rate ratio, 0.56; 95% confidence interval, 0.37-0.84; P=.003). UV-C was included as an adjunct to standard cleaning protocols over a 12-month period; no other new interventions were introduced during this time. The results suggest that UV-C technology is a potentially important component of eliminating the environment as a source of viral infections.

Study Type : Human Study
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