Two-Center Evaluation of Disinfectant Efficacy against Ebola Virus in Clinical and Laboratory Matrices

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Two-Center Evaluation of Disinfectant Efficacy against Ebola Virus in Clinical and Laboratory Matrices

Description

Ebola virus (EBOV) in body fluids poses risk for virus transmission.

Date Last Updated (Year-Month-Day)

2018-01-01

Citation

Smither, Sophie J., Lin Eastaugh, Claire Marie Filone, Denise Freeburger, Artemas Herzog, M. Stephen Lever, David M. Miller, Dana Mitzel, James W. Noah, Mary S. Reddick-Elick, Amy Reese, Michael Schuit, Carly B. Wlazlowski, Michael Hevey, and Victoria Wahl-Jensen (2018). "Two-Center Evaluation of Disinfectant Efficacy against Ebola Virus in Clinical and Laboratory Matrices." Emerging Infectious Diseases, 24(1):135-139.

Abstract

Ebola virus (EBOV) in body fluids poses risk for virus transmission. However, there are limited experimental data for such matrices on the disinfectant efficacy against EBOV. We evaluated the effectiveness of disinfectants against EBOV in blood on surfaces. Only 5% peracetic acid consistently reduced EBOV titers in dried blood to the assay limit of quantification.

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