This is a major concern as HPV is the causative agent of cervical cancer and a leading cause of other cancers.
HPV is associated with 99.7% of cervical cancer 5
Ultrasound probes are a potential source of HPV infection as studies show 3-7% of transvaginal ultrasound probes remain contaminated with high-risk HPV DNA after ultrasound examinations and routine disinfection. 2, 3
HPV can survive and remain infectious on surfaces for days, even when treated with common disinfectants. 4
Shows commonly used disinfectants do not kill natural infectious, high-risk HPV. 1
Until now, true disinfectant efficacy testing was not possible, as a method to grow infectious HPV particles for research has only recently been developed. 6
One high level disinfection system is proven to kill natural, infectious high-risk HPV
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