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Deaths from MRSA
Nearly 19,000 Americans died in 2005 of invasive infections caused by drug-resistant staphylococcus bacteria - more than were killed by AIDS.
Journal of the American Medical Association
By CIRI Staff
"Log reduction" is a mathematical term (as is "log increase") used to show the relative number of live microbes eliminated from a surface by disinfecting or cleaning.
For example, a "5-log reduction" means lowering the number of microorganisms by 100,000-fold, that is, if a surface has 100,000 pathogenic microbes on it, a 5-log reduction would reduce the number of microorganisms to one.
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