SARS-CoV-2 viability on different surfaces after gaseous ozone treatment: a preliminary evaluation

E. Percivalle, M. Clerici, I. Cassaniti, E. Vecchio Nepita, P. Marchese, D. Olivati, C. Catelli, A. Berri, F. Baldanti, P. Marone, R. Bruno, A. Triarico, P. Lago

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Abstract

COVID-19 is a global health threat with a huge number of confirmed cases and deaths all over the world. Human-to-human transmission via respiratory droplets and contact with aerosol-infected surfaces are the major routes of virus spread. Because SARS-CoV-2 can remain in the air and on surfaces from several hours to several days, disinfection of frequently touched surfaces and critical rooms, in addition to observing individual hygiene tips, is required to reduce the virus spreading. Here we report on an investigation into the use of gaseous ozone as a potentially effective sanitizing method against the new coronavirus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-36
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hospital Infection
Volume110
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021

Keywords

  • Contact transmission
  • COVID-19
  • Infected surfaces
  • Ozone
  • Personal protective equipment
  • SARS-CoV-2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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