How to Disinfect Against Corona Viruses?
According to reports from China, Corona Virus, which can become a worldwide health problem, can actually be seen as the definition of a new viral agent. It is believed that an unidentified virus interacts with a human in a large fish and animal market in China. What is worrying is that as diseases spread through an animal spread from human to human, they are now transmissible from person to person.
About Corona Viruses
Corona viruses are a large family of viruses that usually infect animals. There are seven varieties of corona viruses that are known to infect humans. These are estimated to be of animal origin.
Four of the seven known corona viruses usually produce mild to moderate disease in humans. Two of the newly identified coronaviruses (SARS and MERS) are known to produce more serious disease, and the last one has been identified in China.
Some other coronaviruses
SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Associated Corona Virus: Identified in 2003.
MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) Associated Corona Virus. It was defined in 2012.
The new Coronavirus 2019-nCOV was detected in China in January 2020.
Do you remember SARS?
The SARS virus, which began in Asia in 2003, resulted in a worldwide health emergency. The disease spread to North and South America, Europe and Asia before the global epidemic was brought under control. The SARS Virus produced 8,098 cases worldwide, resulting in 774 deaths. Since 2004, no SARS cases have been reported anywhere in the world.
How are corona virus infections transmitted?
Coronavirus infections can be transmitted as follows:
• In the air by coughing and sneezing
• With personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
• Touching contaminated surfaces, then touching the mouth, nose, or eyes
The World Health Organization (WHO) has published an infographic (below) to educate the public against illness with a coronavirus infection.
According to WHO, people can protect themselves from the virus by washing their hands with soap and water, touching the eyes, nose or mouth, and avoiding sick people.
In addition, Ecolytech offers regular cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, especially all surfaces contacted against all SARS-related viruses, using a hypochlorous acid-based disinfectant. *
Which disinfectants are effective against Corona Viruses?
Ecolytech makes a series of ECPA registered disinfectant products that have activity against a human corona virus and all other SARS-derived viruses.
Disinfectant water containing hypochlorous acid kills 99.9% of bacteria in 30 seconds.
* Currently, no official guidelines have been published on whether disinfectants with corona virus claims of efficacy will really be effective on the coronavirus (2019-nCOV).