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Disinfectants effective against Wuhan Novel Corona Virus 2019-nCOV

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The Novel Human Corona Virus that originated in Wuhan China called 2019-nCOV is continuing to create alarm  all over the world.  This global health concern appears to be escalating as new information is coming out on a daily basis.

This blog post is specific to disinfectants that are expected to be effective against the Wuhan Novel Corona Virus 2019-nCOV in accordance with the EPA Emerging Pathogen Policy.

What is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Emerging Pathogen Policy

Sometimes pathogens not previously known to impact human health are identified.  Examples include the EBOLA virus, SARS, H1N1, and others.

When a new pathogen emerges and is identified, there will not be any disinfectants that have been tested for efficacy against the newly identified pathogen.  To provide guidance on which disinfectants are likely to be effective, the EPA will issue policy guidance on the use of disinfectants that are known to be effective on more difficult to kill pathogens.  The reasoning is that if a disinfectant is proven effective on more difficult to kill pathogens, it would be effective on the emerging pathogen of concern.

What is the Criteria for disinfectants to be effective against the Wuhan Corona Virus 2019-nCOV

Disinfectants that comply with the EPA Emerging Pathogen Policy must have specific efficacy claims depending on whether the emerging virus is one of the following 1) an enveloped virus 2)a large non-enveloped virus 3) a small non-enveloped virus.

A non-enveloped virus can survive in more hostile environments (including surviving some disinfectants) and is heat resistant, so it is inherently more difficult to kill than enveloped viruses.  Examples of non-enveloped viruses include Norovirus, Rotavirus, and Adenovirus.

Human Corona Viruses including the 2019-nCOV virus is known to be an enveloped virus.  The EPA Emerging Pathogen Policy requires the following for an enveloped emerging viral pathogen such as 2019-nCOV:

“A product should be approved by EPA to inactivate at least one large or one small non-enveloped virus to be eligible for use against an enveloped emerging viral pathogen. ”

Which Multi-Clean Disinfectants are Effective on Wuhan Novel Corona Virus 2019-nCOV

The list of disinfectant products below meets the EPA Emerging Pathogen Policy.  Each disinfectant is listed by name, it’s corresponding EPA registration number, and the non-enveloped virus(es) that it is effective on:

Multi-Clean 256 Century Q Disinfectant Cleaner (EPA registration #47371-129-5449) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCOV) on hard, non-porous surfaces.
Therefore, Multi-Clean 256 Century Q Disinfectant Cleaner can be used against the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCOV) when used in accordance with directions for use against Adenovirus type 7 on hard, non-porous surfaces.  256 Century Q Tech Bulletin, includes 2019-nCOV statement.

Multi-Clean One Shot 256 Century Q Disinfectant Cleaner (EPA registration #47371-129-5449) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCOV) on hard, non-porous surfaces.
Therefore, Multi-Clean 256 Century Q Disinfectant Cleaner can be used against the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019- nCOV) when used in accordance with directions for use against Adenovirus type 7 on hard, non-porous surfaces. 256 Century Q Tech Bulletin, includes 2019-nCOV statement.

Multi-Clean 128 E-Fecticide Disinfectant Cleaner (EPA Registration #6836-365-5449) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCOV) on hard, non-porous surfaces.
Therefore, Multi-Clean128 E-Fecticide Disinfectant Cleaner can be used against the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCOV) when used in accordance with directions for use against Norovirus (or Rotavirus) on hard, non-porous surfaces.  128 E-Fecticide Tech Bulletin, includes 2019-nCOV statement

Multi-Clean 64 Millennium Q Disinfectant Cleaner (EPA registration #1839-95-5449) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCOV) on hard, non-porous surfaces.
Therefore, Multi-Clean 64 Millennium Q Disinfectant Cleaner can be used against the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCOV) when used in accordance with directions for use against Norovirus on hard, non-porous surfaces.  64 Millennium Q Tech Bulletin, includes 2019-nCOV Statement.

Multi-Clean Century Q Wipes (EPA registration #6836-340-5449) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCOV) on hard, non-porous surfaces.
Therefore, Multi-Clean Century Q Wipes can be used against the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCOV) when used in accordance with directions for use against Norovirus on hard, non-porous surfaces.

Multi-Clean Microcide TB Disinfectant Cleaner (EPA registration #1839-83-5449) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCOV) on hard, non-porous surfaces.
Therefore, Multi-Clean Microcide TB Disinfectant Cleaner can be used against the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCOV) when used in accordance with directions for use against Norovirus on hard, non-porous surfaces.

For more information on Multi-Clean products including disinfectants, please visit our disinfectants webpage at Multi-Clean.com/disinfectants

 

For more information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCOV), refer to the CDC website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

The World Health Organization (WHO) also has information on the 2019-nCOV. https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

 

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  1. Greg Buzard Reply

    This is a well written and correct information that needs to be added to the CDC and WHO web sites to help decision makers understand the disinfection/prevention phase of fighting Wuhan. -UB

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