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Clinitex Cleaning and Disinfection Wipes

10th Feb 2020

The outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) first reported from Wuhan on 31 December 2019 is now responsible for 908 deaths in China with an additional 40,171 people infected and 187,518 under medical supervision. The outbreak has spread to 27 other countries and has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Within the UK, 8 people have tested positive for coronavirus and are currently in isolation.

A coronavirus is one of a group of viruses that can cause disease in mammals and birds.  In humans this can be respiratory infection including the common cold through to more severe diseases such as SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV.  The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a new strain that has not previously been identified in humans. It is primarily spread through contact with an infected person via respiratory droplets produced when coughing and sneezing, discharge from the nose or saliva.  It is not known as to how long the virus will survive on a surface, however preliminary research suggests it may be a few hours.

To prevent the spread of infection, the WHO recommend regular hand washing, the use of alcohol based hand rubs, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing and to avoid close contact with anyone displaying such symptoms. Surfaces should be regularly cleaned with disinfectant products.

Clinitex Cleaning and Disinfection Wipes are impregnated with a unique formulation tested against a broad spectrum of bacterial and viral pathogens and demonstrate high antimicrobial activity according to current accredited AOAC protocol under GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) laboratory accreditation. The formulation has been tested against but not limited to Avian influenza (H1N1, H3N2, and H5N1), SARS associated Coronavirus, Human Coronavirus and Respiratory syncytial virus.

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