Reducing viral contamination from finger pads: handwashing is more effective than alcohol-based hand disinfectants.

@article{Tuladhar2015ReducingVC,
  title={Reducing viral contamination from finger pads: handwashing is more effective than alcohol-based hand disinfectants.},
  author={Era Tuladhar and Wilma C Hazeleger and Marion P G Koopmans and Marcel H. Zwietering and Erwin Duizer and Rijkelt R. Beumer},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2015},
  volume={90 3},
  pages={
          226-34
        }
}
BACKGROUND Hand hygiene is important for interrupting transmission of viruses through hands. Effectiveness of alcohol-based hand disinfectant has been shown for bacteria but their effectiveness in reducing transmission of viruses is ambiguous. AIM To test efficacy of alcohol hand disinfectant against human enteric and respiratory viruses and to compare efficacy of an alcohol-based hand disinfectant and handwashing with soap and water against norovirus. METHODS Efficacies of a propanol and… CONTINUE READING
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