Comparative assessment of antimicrobial efficacy of different hand sanitizers an in-vitro study in Bareilly
Author(s):
Adeeba Saleem, Puneet Gupta, Shivalingesh KK, Henna Mir, Divya Srivastava, Swati Pathak
Keywords:
Hand sanitizer, susceptibility, hand hygiene
Abstract
Background: Hand washing is recognized as a key element to prevent the spread of infectious disease. Hand sanitation is the act of cleansing hands with sanitizers to ensure proper hand hygiene. Aim of the study: To evaluate the antimicrobial efficacy of fifteen different brands of hand sanitizers. Methodology: The susceptibility test was performed by agar well diffusion method on Klebsiella sp., Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Proteus vulgaris, Salmonella typhii, Enterococcus faecalis and Shigella sp. Results: Finest results were shown by Jungle magic, Instant germs, Nomarks hand sanitizer and Sterillium. Jungle magic shows the best results among all the sanitizers, that inhibited growth of the following species; Klebsiella sp. 10.6mm, E. coli 10.4mm, Staphylococcus aureus 19mm, Proteus sp. and salmonella sp. shows zone of inhibition by 14mm, Enterococcus 17mm and Shigella sp. 18mm. Conclusion: It is universally recognized that hand hygiene is the best and most cost effective way to prevent infections and illness. The efficiency of sanitizer depends on the concentration and grade of its active ingredient. Despite claims that hand wash manufacturers are effective and reduce bacteria by 99.9%, these claims still require legal and parental review to follow good quality measures.
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Unique Paper ID: 154049

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 9

Page(s): 727 - 734
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