tuberculocidal


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tu·ber·cu·lo·ci·dal

(tū-ber'kyū-lō-sī'dăl),
Destructive to the tubercle bacillus.
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tuberculocidal

(tū-bĕr″kū-lō-sī′dăl)
Anything that destroys Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
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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 disinfectant cleaner.
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 is appropriate.
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.