Coronavirus Updates and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Novel coronavirus, also known as 2019-nCoV, has been confirmed in more than 31,000 people in mainland China, the commission said. Additional cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations, including the United States. The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is closely monitoring the situation and provides comprehensive and timely updates.
Novel coronaviruses - such as MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV, and 2019-nCoV cause severe symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath that can lead to pneumonia and even death. These coronoaviruses can quickly spread from person to person and can lead to widespread outbreaks. In the case of 2019-nCov, there is neither a vaccine nor specific treatment.
Infection Control Measures:There is currently no vaccine to prevent the 2019-nCoV infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap
and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces with an EPA
• CDC recommends patients wearing a surgical mask as soon as they are identified.
Personnel entering the room should use standard precautions, contact precautions, and airborne precautions.
Croaker, Inc stocks a complete selection of ready-to-use, aerosol and concentrated disinfectants which have all demonstrated effectiveness against Human Coronavirus and SARS Associated Carnovirus on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, we recommend the products be used in accordance
with label directions. All products have a 10 minute kill claim unless otherwise noted.
Standard Precaution Recommendations from World Health Organization (WHO) include:
“Ensure that environmental cleaning and disinfection procedures are followed consistently and correctly. Thorough cleaning of environmental surfaces with water and detergent and applying commonly used hospital level disinfectants is
an effective and sufficient procedure."
Suggested Products: Aerosol: Champion Spray Disinfectant
Ready-to-use: Buckeye Sanicare TBX
Concentrate: NCL Micro-Chem Plus
Contact us if you have any questions.