I have been waiting a long time to launch a discussion on the evidence-based application of upper room UVGI under resource limited conditions. This coincides with 3 happenings:
1) the publication of the following paper - electronically for now - but in print soon. I cannot post a PDF, but individuals can ask me for copies. I will accumulate requests and reply at one time.
Mphaphlele M, Dharmadhikari AS, Jensen PA, Rudnick SN, van Reenen TH, Pagano MA, Leuschner W, Sears TA, Milonova SP, van der Walt M, Stoltz AC, Nardell EA. Institutional Tuberculosis Transmission:
Controlled Trial of Upper Room Ultraviolet Air Disinfection - A basis for new dosing guidelines. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 2015 (in press, to be published with an editorial).
2) a USAID sponsored meeting organized by URC and PIH in Bethesda in May "Toward International Guidelines for upper room UVGI"
3) the imminent release of South African guidelines for upper room UVGI - written in cooperation with South African efforts.
Topics will include indications and indications for upper room UVGI, barriers to implementation and maintenance, safety, efficacy and new dosing guidelines - plus any other topics you raise
Ed Nardell, MD