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Testing of the World Health Organization recommended formulations in their application as hygienic hand rubs and proposals for increased efficacy

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Suchomel, Miranda
Kundi, Michael
Weinlich, Martina
Rotter, Manfred L
Published in American Journal of Infection Control. 2012, vol. 40, no. 4, p. 328-31
Abstract In Central Europe, alcohol-based hand rubs have been the preferred choice for hand hygiene, whereas, in other countries, other preparations have been used that are based on other active agents. Recently, a move towards alcohol-based hand rubs has begun, but they may be costly and unaffordable to some. Therefore, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended 2 hand rub formulations (WHO I and WHO II) for local production in health care settings where commercial products are not available or are too expensive.
Keywords 2-Propanol/administration & dosageAustriaBacterial LoadCross-Over StudiesDisinfectants/administration & dosageEscherichia coli/drug effects/isolation & purificationEthanol/administration & dosageHand/microbiologyHand Disinfection/methodsHumansInfection Control/methodsProspective StudiesTime FactorsTreatment OutcomeUniversitiesWorld Health Organization
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Research group Staphylocoques dorés résistants à la méthicilline et hygiène hospitalière (330)
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SUCHOMEL, Miranda et al. Testing of the World Health Organization recommended formulations in their application as hygienic hand rubs and proposals for increased efficacy. In: American Journal of Infection Control, 2012, vol. 40, n° 4, p. 328-31. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:31268

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