Efficacy of three ethanol-based hand rubs against feline calicivirus, a surrogate virus for norovirus.

@article{Kampf2005EfficacyOT,
  title={Efficacy of three ethanol-based hand rubs against feline calicivirus, a surrogate virus for norovirus.},
  author={Guenter Kampf and Dajana Grotheer and Jochen Steinmann},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2005},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={144-9}
}
We investigated the efficacy of three ethanol-based hand rubs (Sterillium Virugard, 95% ethanol; Sterillium Rub, 80% ethanol; Desderman N, 75.1% ethanol) against feline calicivirus (FCV), the surrogate virus for norovirus, on artificially contaminated hands of healthy volunteers. The ASTM E 1838-02 standard was used. Experiments were controlled with 70% ethanol and 70% propan-1-ol which were previously found to have maximal efficacy against FCV. In the first step, three different organic loads… CONTINUE READING
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