Advice from Public Health England about preventing the spread of COVID-19 in healthcare settings, states that ‘Effective infection prevention and control measures ….. are essential to minimise risks. Appropriate cleaning and decontamination of the environment is essential in preventing the spread of this virus’ .
Surfaces should always be cleaned before disinfection takes place, as only clean surfaces can be efficiently disinfected . Cleaning physically removes contamination, including some microorganisms and soiling if present. The subsequent disinfection stage aims to reduce the number of microorganisms present to a level that is unlikely to cause infection.
mikrozid® universal wipes offer cleaning and disinfection in a single product, which is effective against enveloped viruses including coronaviruses. The unique low alcohol formulation offers rapid cleaning and disinfection of surfaces and non- invasive medical devices. mikrozid® universal wipes are ideal when short contact times are required and where a material friendly disinfectant is needed, including:
The uniquely versatile, low-alcohol formulation has added surfactants for outstanding cleaning. mikrozidÒ universal wipes are virucidal against enveloped viruses in 15 seconds and effective against bacteria within one minute contact time (EN16615 4-field test).
One resealable pack contains 100 ready-to-use pre-saturated wipes and 100 g solution contains the following active substances: 17.4g Propan-2-ol, 12.6g Ethanol (94% w/w).
 Public Health England, COVID-19: infection prevention and control guidance, 18th June 2020
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