MENINGOCOCCAL CONTROL IN THE CANADIAN FORCES. 1. EVALUATION OF DISINFECTANTS

Authors
  1. White, L.A.
  2. Spence, M.R.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN)
Abstract
Savlon, a disinfectant composed of 15% Cetavlon and 1.5% Hibitane gluconate, was found to be an exceptionally good agent for the control of Neisseria meningitidis. At a dilution of 1:3000, cells were totally destroyed in 10 minutes when suspended in Neisseria Chemically Defined Medium. Savlon was greater than 30 ti mes more effective than the standard reference, phenol. A coal tar type (20FDA) disinfectant commonly used in the Canadian Forces was less effective than phenol. Based on the results of the study, it is recommended that Savlon (1:250 in water) can be routinely used as a surface disinfectant in all areas frequented by recruits at Canadian Forces Recruit Schools, and that it replace the coal tar type disinfectant which is occasionally used for that purpose in recruit barracks at Canadian Forces Base Cornwallis.
Report Number
TN-374 —
Date of publication
15 Jul 1977
Number of Pages
10
DSTKIM No
77-03653
CANDIS No
100349
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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