Chapter 53. Disinfection and Sterilization

  1. Howard Thomas BSc PhD FRCP FRCpath FMedSci Professor1,
  2. Stanley Lemon Professor2 and
  3. Arie Zuckerman MD, DSc, FRCP, FRCPath, FMedSci, Dip. Bact Professor3
  1. Martin S Favero and
  2. Walter W Bond

Published Online: 26 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987131.ch53

Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition

Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition

How to Cite

Favero, M. S. and Bond, W. W. (2005) Disinfection and Sterilization, in Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition (eds H. Thomas, S. Lemon and A. Zuckerman), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470987131.ch53

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Dean (Clinical) Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Wing, St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London UK

  2. 2

    Dean of Medicine, Department of Microbiology & Immunology & Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA

  3. 3

    The Royal Free Hospital of Medicine, Rowland Hill Street, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 12 JUL 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405130059

Online ISBN: 9780470987131



  • health-care;
  • disinfection;
  • sterilization;
  • chemical germicides;
  • decontamination


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Regulation of chemical germicides

  • Definitions

  • Factors that influence germicidal activity

  • Inactivation of hepatitis viruses

  • Sterilization, disinfection and housekeeping in the laboratory

  • Conclusions