Yes, we do expect efficacy with Rescue™ Disinfectants against Leptospirosis.
Both ACVIM and the Centre for Food Security and Public Health at Iowa State University include Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® as an acceptable disinfectant for cleaning and disinfection to minimize transmission of Leptospira. Leptospira is expected to be inactivated by an EPA or Health-Canada registered hospital disinfectant product, with claims against gram-negative bacteria (Pseudomonas aeruginosa).
When using the Rescue™ Concentrate, we would recommend a 1:16 dilution (8 oz/gallon of water) and a contact time of 5 minutes on the surface.
When using the Rescue™ Ready-to-Use Liquid or Wipes, we recommend a 1-minute contact time on the surface.
Contact time is the amount of time the liquid should remain wet on the surface in order to achieve disinfection.
Please note that a common mode of transmission of Leptospira bacteria is via inhalation of droplet aerosols of contaminated fluids. Vigilance is important to cease any cleaning activities (such as spraying or using high-pressure hoses) that lead to aerosolization of potentially contaminated fluids. We strongly recommend that your facility implements a process of applying the product directly to the cloth and then wiping the surface.
You may also find these resources useful:
- 2010 ACVIM Small Animal Consensus Statement on Leptospirosis: Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Treatment, and Prevention
Video: Avoid Aerosolizaton