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Increased hand sanitizer use blamed for rise in gastro outbreaks

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are thought to be less effective in removing norovirus than handwashing with soap and water

A number of countries are reporting increasing rates of viral gastroenteritis over recent months, and experts suggest greater use of hand sanitizers, known to have little effect on pathogens such as norovirus, may be partly responsible.

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