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Disinfectants in the battle against coronaviruses


Disinfectants in the battle against coronaviruses


Malsfeld, Germany – Since December 2019, the whole world has been talking about the new coronavirus, which is increasingly dominating the news cycle. After initially having a presence only in central China, the virus has now spread via Shanghai and Beijing to South Korea, Japan, and Thailand, with cases now also being detected in the USA and Europe. Spread of the virus has been accompanied by a relatively rapid increase in the number of infections, and now some fatalities have also occurred.


The coronavirus (2019-nCoV) causes severe pneumonia. In 2002/2003 and 2012, in similar form it was responsible for respiratory diseases in the outbreak of the SARS pandemic (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, SARS-CoV) and for the MERS outbreak (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, MERS-CoV), which had its origins on the Arabian Peninsula.

The Chinese authorities have now been able to confirm “person-to-person” transmission, although information on the exact type of the transmission is not yet available. 


Coronavirus necessitates virucidal agents that are effective against enveloped viruses

When using products for hand and surface disinfection, it requires using disinfectants containing virucidal agents that are effective against enveloped viruses. According to the relevant expert associations, this also applies to coronaviruses.

In addition to their bactericidal and levurocidal properties, all Dr. Schumacher GmbH hand and surface disinfectants have at least virucidal efficacy against enveloped viruses, meaning that users have a wide range of products available for effective disinfection in the event that coronavirus presents itself. Protection of patients as well as staff can therefore be guaranteed if Dr. Schumacher disinfectants are used correctly for the described application area. Detailed information on the Dr. Schumacher product range can be found at

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