TABLE 6.

Effect of a simple hand wash with water alone on various types of artificial transient hand flora

MicroorganismDuration of hand washMean removal rate (log10)Reference
E. coli10 s1.023
1 min2.99377
2 min3.08377
4 min3.39-3.67377
Klebsiella spp.20 s1.781
VRE5 s0402
30 s0402
Rotavirus10 s0.7923
30 s1.26-1.5747