An Antimicrobial Efficacy of Different Hand Sanitizers

Hayyan Ismaeil Al Taweil, Yahya. S. Al Dawood


Hand hygiene, hand sanitizing, is essential in reducing the transmission of infectious disease.The outbreaks of any infectious diseases increased public awareness of the practice of hand sanitizing and resulted in the introduction of new products to the markets. This study assesses the antibacterial activity of selectedhand sanitizer products against some of the clinical isolates using diffusion susceptibility tests methods. The mean diameters of zones of inhibition (in mm) observed in Group 1, Group 2, Group 3, Group 4 and Group 5 were (21.4 ± 6), (08.0 ± 0.5), (11.9 ± 1.5), (11.4± 0.5) and (20.6 ± 1),  respectively. Maximum inhibition was found with Group 1 against all the tested organisms. Data were statistically analyzed using analysis of variance and also were statistically significant at P < 0.001.Results showed higher inhibitory activity of the products to Staphylococcus aureusthan Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas AeruginosaAll tested sanitizers showed higher zones of inhibition, indicating their overall effectiveness.

Keywords: Anti microbial agent, hand sanitizers, hygiene, organisms.

DOI: 10.7176/JBAH/11-14-03

Publication date:July 31st 2021

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