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New Study Shows Zylast Antiseptic Products Kill More than 99.99% of E. Coli, Other Bacteria, on Contact
Date:12/7/2012

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A recent investigation demonstrated the shortcomings of standard alcohol sanitizers.  Encompassing 91 separate facilities, the study, published in the Journal of Infection Control, showed that long-term care facilities that relied on alcohol sanitizers were six times more likely to suffer a Norovirus outbreak than those relying on handwashing alone.  Homes that used alcohol sanitizers were more likely than not to have an outbreak within the year.  This can be explained by two factors: alcohol sanitizers have no persistence, and are often ineffective against viruses.

This combination of rapid, broad-spectrum kill and persistence has significant clinical importance.  Using a product with persistence was shown to decrease illness-related absenteeism in elementary schools by 42% (Dyer et al), as compared to 0-19% with alcohol alone.  In a pilot hospital study of more than 6,000 patients, hospital-acquired infection rates were reduced by 44% across 3 different wards using the Antiseptic.

The organisms tested:

  • Acinetobacter baumannii – Drug-resistant bacteria causing severe pneumonia and bloodstream infections
  • Bacteroides fragilis – Penicillin-resistant bacteria responsible for many abdominal infections
  • Candida albicans – A yeast species that can produce oral and genital infection
  • Candida tropicalis – A pathogenic yeast responsible for thrush infections, typically in immune-compromised patients, and growing rapidly in worldwide prevalence.
  • Enterobacter aerogenes – Gram-negative bacteria responsible for a wide range of infections, known to mutate rapidly into drug-resistant forms.
  • Enterococcus faecal
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