Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Does Clostridium Difficile Colonize Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers?

C. difficile is not killed by the alcohol-based hand sanitizers commonly used in most hospitals (alcohol, apparently, is not "sporicidal"). Here's my question: has anyone shown that C. difficile doesn't colonize these hand sanitizers? Wouldn't that be the perfect way to spread?

2 comments:

mc said...

OMG, your read my thoughts. Everytime I push the dispenser's dirty lever I think "Home of C Diff". Let's look up any studies....

Melissa said...

Man, I always think that too. Please find out!