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Fig. 2 | Gut Pathogens

Fig. 2

From: Development of a highly effective low-cost vaporized hydrogen peroxide-based method for disinfection of personal protective equipment for their selective reuse during pandemics

Fig. 2

Effect of vaporized hydrogen peroxide on survival of biological indicators. a Pictorial depiction of the areas on the coverall inoculated with 107E. coli or 107 M. smegmatis or B. stearothermophilus spores. Blue circles indicate area of high propensity of exposure during clinical examination. After a cycle of VHP-based disinfection, bacteria were retrieved from the coveralls. CFU/ml are shown for the untreated and treated sets of bE. coli and cM. smegmatis plated on respective media. Swabs were taken from random surfaces in the room and plated. Data is represented as an average of at least 8 to 24 biological replicates. d Representative image of E. coli, M. smegmatis and B. stearothermophilus spores untreated vs VHP exposed, plated and inoculated on respective growth media. (N = 10). [****p < 0.0001 obtained from one-way ANOVA with Bonferroni post-test correction]

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