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Propagated (free-field) ultrasonic energy at a frequency of 26 kHz was used to expose aqueous suspensions
of bacteria (Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, BaciUus subtilis, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa), fungus
(Trichophyton mentagrophytes), and viruses (feline herpesvirus type 1 and feline calicivirus) to evaluate the
germicidal efficacy of ultrasound. There was a significant effect of time for all four bacteria, with percent killed
increasing with increased duration of exposure, and a significant effect of intensity for all bacteria except E.
coli, with percent killed increasing with increased intensity level. There was a significant reduction in fungal
growth compared with that in the controls, with decreased growth with increased ultrasound intensity. There
was a significant reduction for feline herpesvirus with intensity, but there was no apparent effect of ultrasound
on feline calicivirus. These results suggest that ultrasound in the low-kilohertz frequency range is capable to
some degree of inactivating certain disease agents that may reside in water. The physical mechanism of
inactivation appears to be transient cavitation.
originally posted by: kiliker30
a reply to: CthruU
That is exactly what I am talking about.
Do you think it is possible to reshape a cell after it has been infected with a virus to restabilize it from being taken over?
To freeze it in place or suspend it using sound.