Wednesday 1 July 2020

COVID-19: Optimal disinfection choices at this challenging time

The respiratory disease, COVID-19, is having a significant global impact, with infection numbers and mortality rates increasing by the day. Investigations are ongoing to try to learn more about this new coronavirus, and clinical trials have commenced in relation to both improved detection tests and with developing vaccines. News reports across multiple platforms, particularly social media, often appear to give conflicting opinions.

Looking at the importance of cleaning and disinfection to address the virus, Tim Sandle has written an article:

Sandle, T. (2020) Optimal disinfection choices at this challenging time, Health Estate Journal, May 2020, pp50-52:

What is unquestionable is the vital role played by taking robust infection prevention and control measures in healthcare facilities. However, with so many cleaning and disinfection products to choose from, and with limited time for research, this article aims to give an overview for anyone involved in health estates and facilities management of the key considerations when selecting the optimum cleaning products.

Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle, Pharmaceutical Microbiology Resources (

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