http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/t...lls-bird-flu-bug-in-30-seconds-name_page.html 0 April 2006 HANDWASH KILLS BIRD FLU BUG IN 30 SECONDS Hope over £2.99 spray By Greig Box AN ORDINARY handwash costing just £2.99 can kill the bird flu virus in 30 seconds, tests have found. No-Germs, a simple hand spray, has been on sale over the counter for two years. But when the H5N1 avian flu outbreak gathered pace among birds, No-Germs owners decided to test it against the virus. The results, revealed yesterday, were remarkable - the handwash was more tha 99.8 per cent efficient in killing H5N1. The discovery has been heralded as a "major breakthrough" - particularly if the virus ever mutates into a human form. Sean Campbell, managing director of the British company behind the product, said: "We are very excited. "We tested the product against H5N1 on the off-chance. We were confident it would work as it kills most viruses, including hospital superbug MRSA. "The tests are incredibly thorough and took a few months.