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Residual viral and bacterial contamination of surfaces after cleaning and disinfection.

Interesting new paper on cleaning surfaces … and what seems to work or not work: Residual viral and bacterial contamination of surfaces after cleaning and disinfection. It is an advanced PDF in AEM – not sure if people have access to the advanced PDF or not – unclear if those are freely available.  I have added it to our Mendeley group collection of references – lots of interesting papers there – I would recommend people interested in this area check out the site: Microbiology of the Built Environment.

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2 thoughts on “Residual viral and bacterial contamination of surfaces after cleaning and disinfection.

  1. Another potentially interesting article in the same “ahead of print” issue is “Microbial community dynamics of an urban drinking water distribution system subjected to phases of chloramination and chlorination treatments” by Hwang et al (including Gary Andersen Lawrence Berkeley Lab and the Sloan Foundation funded BIMERC group at UC Berkeley and LBL).

    They reported: “Microbial community analysis revealed that among major core populations, Cyanobacteria, Methylobacteriaceae, Sphingomondaceae, and Xanthomonadaceae were more abundant in chlorinated water, and Methylophilaceae, Methylococcaceae, and Pseudomonadaceae in chloraminated water.” Also, “Overall, reversible shifts in microbial communities were especially pronounced with chloramination, suggesting stronger selection of microbial populations from chloramines than chlorine.”

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