According to the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) site, The CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in thousands of confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan City. Additional cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations, including the United States. 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. Early on, many of the patients in the outbreak in Wuhan, China reportedly had some link to a large seafood and animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread. However, a growing number of patients reportedly have not had exposure to animal markets, indicating person-to-person spread is occurring.
The 2019-nCoV Coronavirus that is currently causing concern has the following characteristics:
Person-to-person spread has been reported outside China, including in the United States and other countries.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people such as with MERS, SARS, and now with 2019-nCoV.
2019-nCoV is a betacoronavirus, like MERS and SARs, both of which have their origins in bats.
It has made a significant number of people sick in many countries around the world and many have died.
CDC recommends getting a flu vaccine, taking everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs, and taking flu antivirals if prescribed.
The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), is not that same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.
The recently emerged 2019-nCoV is not the same as the coronavirus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) or the coronavirus that causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). However, genetic analyses suggest this virus emerged from a virus related to SARS.
According to the CDC, “products with label claims against human coronaviruses should be used according to label instructions.” This would include Sporicidin.
Ensure that environmental cleaning and disinfection procedures are followed consistently and correctly.
Routine cleaning and disinfection procedures (e.g., using cleaners and water to pre-clean surfaces prior to applying an EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectant to frequently touched surfaces or objects for appropriate contact times as indicated on the product’s label) are appropriate for 2019-nCoV in healthcare settings, including those patient-care areas in which aerosol-generating procedures are performed.
Sporicidin Brand Disinfectant Solution is a EPA registered intermediate level disinfectant with a broad spectrum kill which cleans, disinfects, deodorizes. Provides 100% kill of pathogenic vegetative organisms, including MRSA, VRE and Avian Influenza A Virus (H9N2 and H1N1). Continuous residual activity up to 6 months. Compatible with plastics, wood, glass and metals, alcohol-free Sporicidin Disinfectant is non-staining, non-abrasive and non-corrosive. FDA registered; OSHA compliant. With ratings in the lowest EPA toxicity category, Sporicidin has the most neutral pH of any phenolic based disinfectant.