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Persistence of Coronaviruses on Inanimate Surfaces and Their Inactivation with Biocidal Agents
G. Kampf, et al. | Journal of Hospital Infection – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Mar 2020

6 Feb 2020 – Currently, the emergence of a novel human coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has become a global health concern causing severe respiratory tract infections in humans. Human-to-human transmissions have been described with incubation times between 2-10 days, facilitating its spread via droplets, contaminated hands or surfaces. We therefore reviewed the literature on all available information about the persistence of human and veterinary coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces as well as inactivation strategies with biocidal agents used for chemical disinfection, e.g. in healthcare facilities.

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