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Understanding Human Coronavirus and Providing Protection from Viral Infection
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
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Understanding Human Coronavirus and Providing Protection from Viral Infection

As we enter the peak of an intense cold and Influenza (Flu) season, a new threat has surfaced: the Human Coronavirus. This virus has infected thousands in China, led to multiple deaths and has now made its way to North America.

What is the Human Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a unique pairing of virus that are generally spread between different species of animals, according to the CDC. Over time, certain strands of the coronavirus mutate and begin infecting humans. While it is rare for a coronavirus strand to evolve in such a way, there have been three recent examples: MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV and, most recently, 2019-nCoV.

How does Coronavirus spread?

The CDC reports that Coronavirus outbreaks are most common during the winter months, however, cases are seen year-round. It is often spread by air when coughing or sneezing, wiping your eyes or nose after touching a contaminated surface and after direct contact.

Preventing Coronavirus

Unfortunately, there are no vaccines to combat the coronavirus at this time. There are, however, multiple steps you can take to protect yourself. The CDC recommends that you frequently wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, avoid contact with your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands and avoid contact with at-risk individuals. If soap is not available, alcohol-based hand sanitizers work as a great alternative.

Protecting Yourself and Others

The products listed below have demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, per EPA Emerging Pathogen Policy, these products can be used against 2019 nCoV when used as directed.

Gentle Fresh™ Foaming Alcohol Sanitizer is the perfect supplementary solution to soap and water hand washing. It kills 99.9% of bacteria and is enriched with vitamin E to keep hands soft and refreshed. CLICK HERE to view product literature.

Ecolution® Disinfectant is a pH neutral, hospital-grade disinfectant. It is a preferred solution when compared to other disinfectants as it is dye-free, won’t damage surfaces and provides a superior clean. Best of all, it has over 125 kill claims, making it ideal for most situations. LEARN MORE.

Quick Defense™ NDC is a super-concentrated, pH neutral, broad spectrum quaternary disinfectant. There are 48 kill claims associated with this product, including human coronavirus. It is a disinfectant that can be used on virtually any hard, non-porous surface.For more information, CLICK HERE.

Triple Quick is a ready-to-use cleaner, disinfectant and deodorizer that helps stop the spread of contamination, contagious germs and microorganisms. Use it on any hard, non-porous surface. WANT TO KNOW MORE?

NDCis a pH neutral, quaternary disinfectant that uses State’s Morning Fresh fragrance while disinfecting hard, non-porous surfaces. INTERESTED?

Quick Defense™ Wipes are disinfecting wipes designed to combat a wide range of germs and bacteria in as little as two minutes. Each wipe is equipped with a quaternary, non-bleach formula that safely and effectively cleans hard, washable surfaces. CLICK HERE to learn more.

F-236 Terg-O-Cide is State’s multi-purpose, neutral pH, germicidal detergent and deodorant that is effective in extremely hard water and most hard, non-porous surfaces. For more product information, CLICK HERE.

Quick Defense Tabs are a pH neutral, broad spectrum dissolving tablet that kills a wide range of harmful micro-organisms. These tabs disinfect and protect in just four minutes. LEARN MORE HERE.

Avance Chlorine Sanitizer is an EPA registered sanitizer that is effective in sanitizing dish machines, nonporous food contact surfaces, laundry, cooling towers and more. CLICK HERE TO EXPLORE THIS PRODUCT.

 

 

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CITATIONS: “Coronavirus.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 6 Aug. 2019, www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html. “Symptoms and Diagnosis.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 6 Aug. 2019, www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/about/symptoms.html. “Transmission.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 6 Aug. 2019, www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/about/transmission.html “Prevention and Treatment.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 6 Aug. 2019, www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/about/prevention.html