Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. They cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to the more severe diseases such as Middle East Respitory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. COVID-19, a new strain of the Coronavirus is currently causing illness and death around the world.

Common signs of Coronavirus infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe case infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respitory syndrome and even death.

Viruses and Bacteria

Bacteria and viruses cause disease in the human and animal population and while antibiotics can deal with bacteria in the body, viruses are much harder difficult to deal with.

The opposite is generally true in the environment. Bacteria require much higher levels of chemical disinfection than viruses to kill them. Generally, if disinfection deals with bacteria it will easily remove any viruses.

Huwa-San TR50 Power

Huwa-San TR-50 is a speciality disinfectant with proven efficacy against bacteria, fungi, algae and viruses. It is the most developed of the ionic silver stabilised hydrogen peroxides (S.S.H.Ps) and has excellent long-term stability. The excellent stability of Huwa-San means it takes longer to break down to oxygen and water and so it keeps working effectively against bugs.

A 3% Huwa-San solution applied to surfaces will disinfect them quickly and easily killing viruses, bacteria and mould that are present. It will continue to be effective for some time after application (the length of time that the biocide will remain active will depend on the cleanliness of the environment). It has been tested to EN1276, EN1650 & EN13697 and EN 14476 standards.

8-12.5% Huwa-San solution can be applied by fogging. Fogging produces a vapour, containing a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide that accesses all parts of the room and kills by micro condensation on surfaces. It is ideal for disinfecting large areas such as hospital wards in a short time.

Huwa-San has passed the AFNOR test for fogging in medical premises.

Some of the Benefits of Using Huwa-San Include:

  • It is an effective viricide, biocide and fungicide
  • Breakdown products are oxygen and water making it more environmentally friendly than other disinfecting products
  • Doesn’t contain chlorine or alcohol
  • It will remove biofilm

Huwa-San TR-50 Against Coronavirus

In the current climate it is the ability of Huwa-San to disinfect against the Coronavirus that is really important.

Viruses are easy to kill with low concentrations of disinfectant and Huwa-San is very effective against Coronavirus. 0.5% hydrogen peroxide with a contact time of a minute will inactivate Human Coronavirus to 99.99% (log 4 reduction) . Huwa-San in the past been successfully used against SARS and MERS Viruses which are part of the Coronavirus Family.

The World Health Organisation Advice (WHO)

WHO recommend the following to control the spread of the Coronavirus:

• General good hygiene practices including avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth

• Covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze

• Staying at home if you feel unwell with a fever, or cough or if you have difficulty breathing.

To get more advice on visit the WHO website