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Hand Sanitizers May Actually Cause Outbreaks Of Norovirus

From the 15 August 2011 Health News Today article

New research has found that hand sanitizers are not as effective as soap and water in health care settings at preventing viral outbreaks. In fact, they may even be responsible for outbreaks of seriously contagious viruses. As a common alternative to using soap and water, hand sanitizers are often regarded as being the most efficient way to cleanse hands.

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August 16, 2011 Posted by | Public Health | , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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