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Table 1 Recovery of Clostridium difficile , vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus , and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from surfaces in hospital rooms before and after use of the Sterilray device

From: Evaluation of a hand-held far-ultraviolet radiation device for decontamination of Clostridium difficile and other healthcare-associated pathogens

  Sites positive (%) Mean colony forming units recovered (range)
  C.difficile VRE MRSA C. difficile VRE MRSA
Before Sterilray 28 (11) 12 (5) 49 (46) 0.23(0–29) 0.47(0–43) 28.2(0–1000)
After Sterilray 11 (4) 5 (2) 29 (27) 0.06(0–2) 0.28(0–56) 7.84(0–200)
P 0.007 0.14 0.007 0.71 0.57 0.15