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. coli 10 s1.0 23
1 min2.99 377
2 min3.08 377
4 min3.39-3.67 377
Klebsiella spp.20 s1.7 81
VRE5 s0 402
30 s0 402
Rotavirus10 s0.79 23
30 s1.26-1.57 47