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Persistence of coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal agents
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.
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.
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.
Potential role of inanimate surfaces for the spread of coronaviruses and their inactivation with disinfectant agents
- G. Kampf
- Biology, MedicineInfection Prevention in Practice
- 12 February 2020
Prevalence of nosocomial infections in representative German hospitals.
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.
Efficacy of various disinfectants against SARS coronavirus
Spectrum of antimicrobial activity and user acceptability of the hand disinfectant agent Sterillium Gel.
- G. Kampf, M. Rudolf, J. Labadie, S. Barrett
- Medicine, BiologyThe Journal of hospital infection
- 1 October 2002
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.