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Disinfection of Environmental Surfaces and Articles Used for COVID 19 Patient

Disinfection of environment surfaces and articles used for COVID 19 patient plays an important role in reducing indirect transmission of SARS-CoV-2 – the virus responsible for COVID-19. Depending on the type of surface, SARS-CoV-2 can remain viable between eight hours to several days. The surfaces are contaminated when virus-containing droplets land on surfaces, or when someone with contaminated hands touches these surfaces. Virus contamination in both health care as well as non-health care settings can be reduced by good disinfection practices. Cleaning and disinfection is fundamental because it kills any remaining germs on the surface and thereby reduces the spread of germs. Therefore disinfection of the health care environment is vital in reducing infection rate. Following strict cleaning and disinfection protocols is the key to make sure that the patient as well as the health care worker remains safe. It is also important to increase awareness on how to clean and disinfect the articles used for Covid patient, so that the disease not spread to other patients and at the same time health care workers are protected. The disinfectant and its concentration should be carefully selected to avoid or minimize toxic effects on household members and also avoid damaging surfaces.

Disinfection, Equipments, Sodium Hypochlorite, Glutaraldehyde Solution

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Nemkholam Chongloi, Seema Sachdeva. (2021). Disinfection of Environmental Surfaces and Articles Used for COVID 19 Patient. International Journal of Clinical and Developmental Anatomy, 7(1), 18-22. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ijcda.20210701.13

ACS Style

Nemkholam Chongloi; Seema Sachdeva. Disinfection of Environmental Surfaces and Articles Used for COVID 19 Patient. Int. J. Clin. Dev. Anat. 2021, 7(1), 18-22. doi: 10.11648/j.ijcda.20210701.13

AMA Style

Nemkholam Chongloi, Seema Sachdeva. Disinfection of Environmental Surfaces and Articles Used for COVID 19 Patient. Int J Clin Dev Anat. 2021;7(1):18-22. doi: 10.11648/j.ijcda.20210701.13

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