Have you turned on the TV or the radio to hear all the disturbing news about Ebola? Now that there have been positive cases reported in the USA and also one of the cases, a nurse who traveled on a plane, it seems the threat could be closer than we think to Cincinnati. You can get some information from the CDC Website . It is scary to think about but at the same time preparation and prevention is so important. A big piece of that prevention is cleaning. The CDC website is a great resource for facts and prevention tips. One of those CDC suggestions is to “Use a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered hospital disinfectant with a label claim for a non-enveloped virus (e.g., norovirus, rotavirus, adenovirus, poliovirus) to disinfect environmental surfaces in rooms of patients with suspected or confirmed Ebola virus infection. Although there are no products with specific label claims against the Ebola virus, enveloped viruses such as Ebola are susceptible to a broad range of hospital disinfectants used to disinfect hard, non-porous surfaces. In contrast, non-enveloped viruses are more resistant to disinfectants. As a precaution, selection of a disinfectant product with a higher potency than what is normally required for an enveloped virus is being recommended at this time. EPA-registered hospital disinfectants with label claims against non-enveloped viruses (e.g., norovirus, rotavirus, adenovirus, poliovirus) are broadly antiviral and capable of inactivating both enveloped and non-enveloped viruses”. For more information on this check out this link.
Trinity Disinfectant has the following Virucidal Activity claims which includes the “non-enveloped” Rotavirus. *VIRUCIDAL ACTIVITY – This product when used on environmental, inanimate, hard, non-porous surfaces exhibits effective virucidal activity against HIV-1, HIV-2, Hepatitis B virus (HBV), Hepatitis C virus (HCV), Herpes Simplex Type 1(causative agent of fever blisters), Herpes Simplex Type 2 (genital), Influenza A2/Hong Kong, Vaccinia, Rotavirus, Human Coronavirus, SARS associated Coronavirus, Avian Influenza A Virus, Canine Distemper Virus.
Image Cleaning works with Gary Landrum from SupplyLink Solutions. We currently use the Trinity Disinfectant in some of our commercial buildings we clean. If you have any questions about cleaning procedures or this product, you can call us at 513-404-7579. This time of year with flu season and now with all the Ebola in the news, everyone needs to be prepared and use common sense prevention strategies to stop the spread of all germs in the workplace.