Hygiene in context with corona

Dr. Schumacher’s online portal is aimed at hygiene managers and specialists working in healthcare facilities. Contributions from research and practice are intended to provide well-founded information during the current COVID-19 pandemic – for better implementing hygiene and infection prevention measures.

Virucidal

The virucidal efficacy spectrum describes the effectiveness against enveloped and non-enveloped viruses.


The limited virucidal efficacy spectrum refers to the effectiveness against enveloped viruses. These include the new Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, as well as the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV).


The limited virucidal PLUS efficacy spectrum refers to the effectiveness against enveloped viruses as well as the non-enveloped noroviruses, rotaviruses and adenoviruses.

The efficacy spectrum was introduced in 2016 in addition to the previously known virucidal efficacy spectra and limited virucidal agent. Disinfectants from the category limited virucidal agent PLUS inactivate all enveloped viruses as well as the non-enveloped noroviruses, rotaviruses and adenoviruses.

Noroviruses, rotaviruses and adenoviruses often cause outbreaks in hospitals, nursing homes and also in public institutions. Noroviruses, rotaviruses and adenoviruses belong to the group of non-enveloped viruses, but are easier for disinfectants to inactivate compared to other non-enveloped viruses due to their lower hydrophilicity.

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