Accession Number:

AD0404869

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD

Report Date:

1963-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The effect of several different 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 inter polating plotted graphs, laboratory personnel may determine, with a given fungicide, the concentration and time required to disinfect instrument, pipettes, gloves, bench tops and floors contaminated with the tissue phase of pathogenic fungi.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Hygiene and Sanitation
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE