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Article Published In Vol. 02, Issue 03 (2022)

Antimicrobial effect of protective badges against respiratory infections “case of virus buster®”

Pages : 73-77, doi:

Author : Odette N. Kabena, Josué M. Mbobo, Jean Jacques D. Amogu, Lionel S. Asamboa, Ruth M. Katunda, Didier L. Dianzuangani, Félicien L. Lukoki and Pius T. Mpiana

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Background: Preventing respiratory infections has been a battle horse for scientists and the medical profession for years. The present study was conducted to verify the antimicrobial effect of the “Virus Buster®” badge, which is a device for protecting the respiratory tract against pathogenic germs. Methodology: The effectiveness of this badge was determined by comparing the airborne microbial load in the field of action of the “Virus Buster®” badge with the conventional ambient environment. Results: The results obtained after statistical analysis of Student’s t test showed that there was no significant difference between the growth rate of germs on culture media exposed to the ambient air inside the Laboratory and in the courtyard of the Faculty of Science of the University, in the presence or absence of the badge. Therefore, this airway protection device does not create better conditions for the prevention of respiratory infections. Conclusion: The results of the present study provide an opportunity to conduct further research to elucidate the presence and antimicrobial effect of chlorine dioxide in the badge virus buster.

Keywords: Badge, Virus Buster®, airborne microorganisms, respiratory infections.


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