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1 June 2008 Efficacy of Disinfectants and Hand Sanitizers Against Avian Respiratory Viruses
Devi P. Patnayak, Minakshi Prasad, Yashpal S. Malik, M. A. Ramakrishnan, Sagar M. Goyal
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Disinfectants play a major role in the control of animal diseases by decontaminating the farm environment. We evaluated the virucidal efficacy of nine commonly used disinfectants on a nonporous surface contaminated experimentally with avian metapneumovirus (aMPV), avian influenza virus, or Newcastle disease virus (NDV). Phenolic compounds and glutaraldehyde were found to be the most effective against all three viruses. Quaternary ammonium compounds were effective against aMPV but not against the other two viruses. In addition, efficacy of commercially available hand sanitizers was evaluated on human fingers contaminated with aMPV and NDV. All three hand sanitizers tested were found to be effective against both viruses within 1 min of application on fingers.

Devi P. Patnayak, Minakshi Prasad, Yashpal S. Malik, M. A. Ramakrishnan, and Sagar M. Goyal "Efficacy of Disinfectants and Hand Sanitizers Against Avian Respiratory Viruses," Avian Diseases 52(2), 199-202, (1 June 2008). https://doi.org/10.1637/8097-082807-Reg.1
Received: 28 August 2007; Accepted: 1 November 2007; Published: 1 June 2008
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