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Lett Appl Microbiol. 1994 Feb;18(2):115-6.

The antimicrobial activity of phenoxyethanol in vaccines.

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South African Institute for Medical Research (SAIMR), Serum and Vaccine Department, Sandringham.

Abstract

The activity of the antimicrobial preservatives, phenoxyethanol and thiomersal, were compared in diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (adsorbed) vaccine. Both chemicals were equally effective in inactivating challenge doses of Gram-negative and Gram-positive micro-organisms, as well as a yeast.

PMID:
7764595
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