Continuously Active Disinfectant Inactivates SARS-CoV-2 and Human Coronavirus 229E Two Days after the Disinfectant Was Applied and following Wear Exposures

William A. Rutala, Luisa A. Ikner, Curtis J. Donskey, David J. Weber, Charles P. Gerba

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Abstract

The surface environment in COVID-19 patient's rooms may be persistently contaminated despite disinfection. A continuously active disinfectant demonstrated excellent sustained antiviral activity following a 48-hour period of wear and abrasion exposures with reinoculations. Reductions of >4-log10 were achieved within a 1-minute contact time for SARS-CoV-2 and the human coronavirus, 229E.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • Persistent
  • SARS
  • coronavirus
  • disinfectants
  • germicides
  • sustained

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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