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Effectiveness of Liquid Soap and Hand Sanitizer against Norwalk Virus on Contaminated Hands

Disinfection is an essential measure for interrupting human norovirus (HuNoV) transmission, but it is difficult to evaluate the efficacy of disinfectants due to the absence of a practicable cell culture system for these viruses. The purpose of this study was to screen sodium hypochlorite and ethanol for efficacy against Norwalk virus (NV) and expand the studies to evaluate the efficacy of antibacterial liquid soap and alcohol-based hand sanitiser for the inactivation of NV on human fingerpads. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2010;76(2):394-9. Epub 2009 Nov 20.

Author: Liu P, Yuen Y, Hsiao HM, Jaykus LA, Moe C

Published: 01/01/2010

Publication Type: Journal article

Publisher: Applied and Environmental Microbiology