TITLE

Hand sanitizers may increase norovirus risk

AUTHOR(S)
Vogel, Lauren
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/6/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 12, pE799
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the threat posed by hand sanitizers in terms of increasing norovirus risk. It references the findings of a survey of 161 long-term care facilities in the U.S. which shows the association between the risk of norovirus and use of hand sanitizers. It also cites the two studies on the alcohol-based hand sanitizers' effectiveness against Clostridium difficle which shows that hands of health care workers may have viable spoors due to overreliance on the sanitizers.
ACCESSION #
65928329

 

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