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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1999 Jan;20(1):57-8.

Inactivation of respiratory syncytial virus by generic hand dishwashing detergents and antibacterial hand soaps.

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Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA.

Abstract

In an in-vitro test, generic liquid hand dishwashing detergents were as much as 100-fold more effective than proprietary antibacterial soaps in inactivating respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The use of such detergents for hand washing during annual RSV epidemics, or the incorporation of their antiviral components into antibacterial soaps might be considered to limit nosocomial spread.

PMID:
9927268
DOI:
10.1086/501550
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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