The CDC has also released an "Interim Laboratory Biosafety Guidance for Extensively Drug-Resistant (XDR) Mycobacterium Tuberculosis strains." XDR TB is defined as MDR TB that is also resistant to one of three other tuberculocidal
drugs: capreomycin, kanamycin and amikacin.
Alcavis 1:10 dilution Bleach Wipe is an EPA-registered, tuberculocidal
, virucidal, bacteriacidal product for larger blood spills and high-risk situations, such as MRSA, C.
The l:10 dilution wipe is an EPA-registered tuberculocidal
and bactericidal surface wipe and designed for high-contamination and major blood spills.
* Develop a universal high-level disinfection standard to replace the current Class A/ Class B standards, and require industry to provide efficacy data showing treatment methods meet this standard for sporocidal, fungicidal, bactericidal, tuberculocidal
, virucidal, anti-protozoal, and anti-parasitic activity
With 85% ethanol, Sterillium gel is bactericidal, virucidal, fungicidal, and tuberculocidal
. Sterillium gel has a unique spectrum of antimicrobial activity and user acceptability (Kampf, Rudolf, Labadie, & Barrett, 2002).
In mid-October the company announced that it has experienced a significant increase in the sales of its EPA-approved product Magic, a quat tuberculocidal
Between uses of medical equipment (e.g., scissors, hemostats, clamps, stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs), clean and apply a "hospital disinfectant" (low-level disinfection); if the item is visibly contaminated with blood, use a tuberculocidal
disinfectant (intermediate-level disinfection).
* Use a surface disinfectant/cleaner that is bactericidal, fungicidal, tuberculocidal
, and virucidal.
In general, cleaning-with an EPA-approved germicide/disinfectant that is not tuberculocidal
Disadvantages of this class of agents include the facts that they are neither sporicidal nor tuberculocidal
and that many formulations exhibit poor results against gram-negative bacteria and some viruses.