The role of surface disinfection in infection prevention

Jürgen Gebel, Martin Exner, Gary French, Yves Chartier, Bärbel Christiansen, Stefanie Gemein, Peter Goroncy-Bermes, Philippe Hartemann, Ursel Heudorf, Axel Kramer, Jean-Yves Maillard, Peter Oltmanns, Manfred Rotter & Hans-Günther Sonntag
Background: The Rudolf Schuelke Foundation addresses topics related to hygiene, infection prevention and public health. In this context a panel of scientists from various European countries discussed “The Role of Surface Disinfection in Infection Prevention”. The most important findings and conclusions of this meeting are summarised in the present consensus paper. Aim: Although the relevance of surface disinfection is increasingly being accepted, there are still a number of issues which remain controversial. In particular, the...