terminal disinfection


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terminal disinfection

[¦tərm·ən·əl ‚dis·in′fek·shən]
(microbiology)
The disinfection of sickrooms occupied by patients suffering from contagious disease.
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This outbreak persisted despite isolation precautions, patient and staff cohorting, environmen-tal decontamination, terminal disinfection and hydro-gen peroxide treatment of the unit.

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