Bacterial reduction of alcohol-based liquid and gel products on hands soiled with blood.

Abstract

The antibacterial efficacy of three alcohol-based products (liquid and gel) were tested on the hands with blood and contaminated with Serratia marcescens (ATCC 14756), using EN 1500 procedures in 14 healthy volunteers. The alcohol-based products tested, either gel or liquid-based, reached bacterial reduction levels higher than 99.9% in the presence of blood and did not differ significantly (ANOVA test; P = 0.614).

DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2010.12.018

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@article{Kawagoe2011BacterialRO, title={Bacterial reduction of alcohol-based liquid and gel products on hands soiled with blood.}, author={J{\'u}lia Yaeko Kawagoe and Kazuko Uchikawa Graziano and Marin{\^e}s Dalla Valle Martino and Itacy Siqueira and Luci Corr{\^e}a}, journal={American journal of infection control}, year={2011}, volume={39 9}, pages={785-7} }