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Persistence of coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal agents
Human coronaviruses can persist on inanimate surfaces like metal, glass or plastic for up to 9 days, but can be efficiently inactivated by surface disinfection procedures with 62–71% ethanol, 0.5% hydrogen peroxide or 0.1% sodium hypochlorite within 1 minute. Expand
How long do nosocomial pathogens persist on inanimate surfaces? A systematic review
The most common nosocomial pathogens may well survive or persist on surfaces for months and can thereby be a continuous source of transmission if no regular preventive surface disinfection is performed. Expand
Epidemiologic Background of Hand Hygiene and Evaluation of the Most Important Agents for Scrubs and Rubs
Long-lasting improvement of compliance with hand hygiene protocols can be successful if an effective and accessible alcohol-based hand rub with a proven dermal tolerance and an excellent user acceptability is supplied, accompanied by education of health care workers and promotion of the use of the product. Expand
Inactivation of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 by WHO-Recommended Hand Rub Formulations and Alcohols
The virucidal activity of World Health Organization–recommended hand rub formulations, at full strength and multiple dilutions, and of the active ingredients were determined and all disinfectants demonstrated efficient virus inactivation. Expand
Prevalence of nosocomial infections in representative German hospitals.
The nosocomial infection rate in German hospitals was studied in order to create reference data for comparison in hospitals where ongoing surveillance is impossible, and may represent the absolute minimum of nosocomially infected patients in Germany. Expand
Efficacy of various disinfectants against SARS coronavirus
It is shown that SARS-CoV can be inactivated quite easily with many commonly used disinfectants, regardless of the type of organic load. Expand
Potential role of inanimate surfaces for the spread of coronaviruses and their inactivation with disinfectant agents
  • G. Kampf
  • Medicine
  • Infection Prevention in Practice
  • 12 February 2020
An effective surface disinfection may help to ensure an early containment and prevention of further viral spread of the novel human coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Expand
Spectrum of antimicrobial activity and user acceptability of the hand disinfectant agent Sterillium Gel.
Overall Sterillium Gel had a unique spectrum of antimicrobial activity and may significantly improve compliance for hand hygiene and thereby help to reduce the incidence of nosocomial infection. Expand
Effectiveness of alcohol-based hand disinfectants in a public administration: Impact on health and work performance related to acute respiratory symptoms and diarrhoea
Hand disinfection can easily be introduced and maintained outside clinical settings as part of the daily hand hygiene and appears as an interesting, cost-efficient method within the scope of company health support programmes. Expand
Dermatological aspects of a successful introduction and continuation of alcohol-based hand rubs for hygienic hand disinfection.
Clear preparation and guidance of healthcare workers before the introduction of alcohol-based hand rubs can help to enhance compliance in hand hygiene and improve healthcare workers skin if mistakes are avoided and hand rinses are used correctly. Expand