New insights into COVID-19 disinfection


Whether or not a disinfectant is effective against a certain type of virus depends, among other reasons, on the structure of the virus, Steinmann explains: ‘Coronavirus is covered by a lipid membrane which stores proteins. This makes it susceptible to alcohol-based disinfectants because they destroy the membrane and inactivate the virus.’ If this membrane is…

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Covid-19 prevention: When to sanitize your hands?

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In what situations should we sanitize our hands to prevent contagion of Covid-19 and other infectious diseases? Hand hygiene, either with soap and water or with hydroalcoholic solutions, has become one of the main tools to stop the transmission of Covid-19. But, are we clear when we should sanitize our hands? In this article we…

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