As the coronavirus continues to evolve and become more virulent, there are many unanswered questions as there has been no proper clinical or scientific studies that have been conducted on it yet with regards to its properties etc as the 2019-nCoV coronavirus only made its maiden debut in December 2019.
There are questions about how exactly long a virus like the coronavirus, can survive outside a host ie on surfaces.
The influenza virus can survive anything between 5 hours up to 7 days on another surface with respect to the environment temperature and humidity whereas noroviruses that typically attack the gastrointestinal tract, can survive up to a month on surfaces even in hot and dry conditions and may withstand most disinfectants.
Typically most respiratory viruses like the coronavirus favour a cooler temperature.
There's been no studies done up to now on the brand new coronavirus or even on the SARS virus, its ?close cousin? in relation to how long it could survive outside on surfaces.
It really is wrong to assume that the coronavirus can only remain active for a couple hours on surface as suggested by one health organization via its online site, that is claiming it?s the leading source of info on the coronavirus when there is no scientific proof of that. Should anyone get infected as a result of conditions contrary to their advice, they should not hesitate to sue that organization in court for disseminating information that's not yet ascertained scientifically thus causing harm.
Viruses typically are not really living organisms per se. They are complex bio-molecules that need a full time income cell to end up being active.
To become safe, as we still do not really know how long these coronavirus can survive on surfaces, its better to disinfect areas that have lots of contact with people whether or not they are showing signs of experiencing been infected or not.
One good way to do this is by deploying ozone gas.
Ozone gas has shown to kill the SARS coronavirus and since the structure of the brand new 2019-nCoV coronavirus is almost identical compared to that of the SARS coronavirus, it really is relatively safe to state that it will also work on the brand new coronavirus though it should be noted that there surely is no studies to date except one that is current ongoing n China at the Institute of Virology In Hubei in relation to this. Progress of that study has shown that it works and the study should be concluded by the finish of the week and officially released in the journal Virology.
There are a lot more than 17 scientific studies that show Ozone gas will be able to destroy the SARS coronavirus.
Ozone is a naturally occurring gas created from oxygen atoms. The oxygen molecule comprises of 2 oxygen atoms. These oxygen molecules are broken into atoms by the corona discharge during lightning storms or by UV light from sunlight. Single oxygen atoms cannot exist alone without regrouping back to di-atomic oxygen molecules. During this recombination stage some atoms will regroup into loosely bonded tri-atomic oxygen. This new molecule is named Ozone or O3.
Ozone generators are able to make ozone from normal air and so are normally used as room disinfectants.
The antipathogenic ramifications of ozone have been substantiated for several decades. Its killing action upon bacteria, viruses, fungi, and in lots of species of protozoa, serve as the basis for its increasing use in disinfecting municipal water supplies in cities worldwide.
Typically, viruses are small, independent particles, built of crystals and macromolecules. Unlike bacteria, they multiply only within the host cell. Ozone destroys viruses by diffusing through the protein coat in to the nucleic acid core, resulting in damage of the viral RNA. At higher concentrations, ozone destroys the capsid or exterior protein shell by oxidation.
Numerous families of viruses including poliovirus We and 2, human rotavruses, Norwalk virus, Parvoviruses, and Hepatitis A, B and non-A non-B are among numerous others that are susceptible to the virucidal actions of ozone.
Most research efforts on ozone's virucidal effects possess centered upon ozone's propensity to break apart lipid molecules at sites of multiple bond configuration. Indeed, once the lipid envelope of the virus is fragmented, its DNA or RNA core cannot survive.
Non-enveloped viruses (Adenoviridae, Picornaviridae, namely poliovirus, Coxsachie, Echovirus, Rhinovirus, Hepatitis A and E, and Reoviridae (Rotavirus), also have begun to be studied. Viruses that don't have an envelope are called "naked viruses." They are constituted of a nucleic acid core (manufactured from DNA or RNA) and a nucleic acid coat, or capsid, manufactured from protein. Ozone, however, apart from its well-recognized action upon unsaturated lipids, may also connect to certain proteins and their constituents, namely proteins. Indeed, when ozone touches capsid proteins, protein hydroxides and protein hydroxides and protein hydroperoxides are formed. Viruses haven't any protections against oxidative stress.
The enveloped viruses are often more sensitive to physico-chemical challenges than are naked virions. Although ozone's effects upon unsaturated lipids is one of its best documented biochemical action, ozone may connect to proteins, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids.
The new coronavirus can be an enveloped virus.
There are plenty of types of Ozone generators available from huge machines that costs a couple of thousand US Dollars to simple ones that can be bought online from shoppe, lazada etc for as low asThai Baht 350. or about US$10. They are normally used to clean vegetables etc but could also be used to disinfect small room of sizes about 25 to 30 sqm.Additionally, there are many shops and online shops in Thailand selling these ozone generators.
A portable ozone generator that can be bought online
Typically ozone generators should only be utilized by trained personnel as ozone is dangerous to humans. It can destroy your cells lining the mouth area, nasal pathways and your lungs. It has the capacity to cause cell mutations and cause cancer. And for all those with othe underlying disease, brief exposure to it could be dangerous.
When using the small ozone generators for small room disinfection, be sure you have a timer and never be in the area when the device is on. The machine should be operated with windows closed and no living thing in the area including pets for about 10 to 15 minutes. (these small machines possess a lower ozone volume output, therefore a longer time is preferred.) Usually do not go into the room for at last 3 hours and upon entering, wear a mask and open all windows and air the place for about 15 minutes first before stepping back.
(PS: OZONE IS NOT TO End up being USED TO TAKE CARE OF ANY DISEASE OR End up being CONSUMED OR INHALED AT ALL AS IT IT REALLY IS DANGEROUS, IT REALLY IS ONLY USED TO DISINFECT AREAS)
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