Understanding which disinfectants are effective against the virus that causes COVID-19 disease is vital at this time.

Understanding which disinfectants are effective against the virus that causes COVID-19 disease is vital at this time.

NATIONAL POST, March 31, 2020: Zoonotic pathogens, like the coronavirus causing COVID-19, are infectious microorganisms that can spread between humans and animals. These pathogens present concerns for disease outbreaks, since previously-unknown viruses have the potential to jump from wildlife into the human population with little or no warning. Although most strains of coronavirus only cause the common cold, two particular stains have been responsible for more severe diseases prior to the identification of COVID-19: severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV) in 2002-2003 and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV), first reported in 2012.

 

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