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Are alcohol based hand sanitizer gels effective against killing typhoid bacteria from hands? i know that they do not kill norovirus, c.diff etc, but do they work for removing s typhi/paratyphi? any research/publication would be helpful as well?

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Dr. Robert Kwok answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

People have to live and enjoy life, which means they try to not catch bad infections while not going overboard with the protective measures. Life's about balance. We don't want people overdoing the basic personal hygiene and public health hygiene methods. Read... https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/laboratory-biosafety-biosecurity/pathogen-safety-data-sheets-risk-assessment.html

Answered Sep 21, 2020

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