Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Appl Microbiol. 1963 Sep;11:436-45.

DISINFECTION OF AEROSOLIZED PATHOGENIC FUNGI ON LABORATORY SURFACES. I. TISSUE PHASE.

Abstract

The effect of several fungicides on laboratory surfaces contaminated with the tissue phase of aerosolized Blastomyces dermatitidis, Coccidioides immitis, Cryptococcus neoformans, and Histoplasma capsulatum was ascertained. A statistical analysis of the data shows the correlation between fungi, surfaces, time, and concentration of disinfectant. All fungicides were effective at established times and concentrations, and the type of contaminated surface affected the fungicidal efficacy. By interpolating plotted graphs, laboratory personnel may determine, with a given fungicide, the concentration and time required to disinfect instruments, pipettes, gloves, bench tops, and floors contaminated with a tissue phase of pathogenic fungi.

PMID:
14063788
PMCID:
PMC1058022
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center