Approximately 200 papers on various infections control topics have been published mostly in international journals. A hopefully interesting selection can be fond below.


Kampf G, Todt D, Pfänder S, Steinmann E (2020) Persistence of coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces and its inactivation with biocidal agents. Journal of Hospital Infection 104: 246-251 (free access).

Kampf G, Voss A, Scheithauer S (2020) Inactivation of coronaviruses by heat. Journal of Hospital Infection: in press (free access).

Hand hygiene

Kampf G, Kramer A (2004) Epidemiologic background of hand hygiene and an evaluation of the most important agents for scrubs and rubs. Clinical Microbiology Reviews 17: 863-893 (open access).

Kampf G, Löffler H, Gastmeier P (2009) Händehygiene zur Prävention nosokomialer Infektionen. Deutsches Ärzteblatt 106: 649-655 (open access).

Kampf G, Kramer A, Suchomel M (2017) Lack of sustained efficacy of alcohol-based surgical hand rubs containing "residual active ingredients" according to EN 12791. Journal of Hospital Infection 95: 163-168.

Antiseptic stewardship

Kampf G (2016) Acquired resistance to chlorhexidine - is it time to establish an antiseptic stewardship initiative? Journal of Hospital Infection 94: 213-227.

Kampf G (2018) Biocidal agents used for disinfection can enhance antibiotic resistance in Gram-negative species. Antibiotics 7: 110.

Surface disinfection

Kramer A, Schwebke I, Kampf G (2006) How long do nosocomial pathogens persist on inanimate surfaces? A systematic review. BMC Infectious Diseases 6: 130 (open access)

Kampf G (2013) Flächendesinfektion. Krankenhaushygiene up2date 8: 273-288.

Kampf G, Degenhardt S, Lackner S et al. (2014) Poorly processed reusable surface disinfection tissue dispensers are a possible source of infection. BMC Infectious Diseases 14: 37 (open access)

Nosocomial infections

Gastmeier P, Kampf G, Wischnewski N et al. (1998) Prevalence of nosocomial infections in German hospitals. Journal of Hospital Infection 38: 37-49.

Clostridium difficile

Kampf G (2008) Clostridium diffficile - was ist für eine effektive Desinfektion zu beachten? Hygiene & Medizin 33: 153-159.

Reprocessing instruments

Kampf G, Bloß R, Martiny H (2004) Surface fixation of dried blood by glutaraldehyde and peracetic acid. Journal of Hospital Infection 57: 139-143.

Kampf G, Fliß P, Martiny H (2014) Is peracetic acid a suitable agent for cleaning flexible endoscopes? World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 6: 390-406 (open access)

An overview on all my publications can be found on Researchgate.