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2019 Novel Coronavirus, Wuhan, China

Jan 21, 2020

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This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation, and CDC will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel coronavirus in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Worldwide, there have been hundreds of confirmed human infections—including in the U.S.—and several deaths reported. For the most up-to-date statistics, please consult the CDC's website. A number of countries, such as the U.S., are actively screening incoming travelers from the Far East.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others that circulate among animals—including camels, cats and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can evolve and infect people and then spread between people, such as has been seen with MERS and SARS. Past MERS and SARS outbreaks have been complex, requiring comprehensive public health responses.

There is much more to learn about how the virus (2019-nCoV) spreads, severity of associated illness, and other features of the virus. Investigations are ongoing. Based on current information, however, the immediate health risk from 2019-nCoV to the general American public is deemed to be low at this time. Nevertheless, the CDC is taking proactive preparedness precautions.

The following information is for Common Human Coronaviruses:

Symptoms of human coronavirus may include:

• Runny nose
• Headache
• Cough
• Sore threat
• Fever

The transmission method when spread from an infected person to others:

• The air by coughing or sneezing
• Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
• Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands
• Rarely, fecal contamination

Usually infections occur in the fall and winter, although there is a possibility of infection throughout the year.

Best prevention measures include:

• Staying home when sick
• Avoiding close contact with others
• Cleaning and disinfecting objects and surfaces
• Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, discarding the tissue, and washing your hands with soap and water—or, when soap and water are unavailable, using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing a minimum of 60% alcohol as recommended by the CDC.

Betco® Advanced Alcohol Hand Sanitizer is a new formula that contains 70% alcohol. Though tough on germs, this sanitizer is gentle on hands, thanks to added aloe that moisturizes and conditions:

• Advanced Alcohol Foaming Sanitizer

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6 - 1000 mL Clario Bags Item #79529-00
24 - 50 mL Foaming Item #79553-00
6 - 550 mL Foaming Pump Bottles Item #79557-00
4 – 750 mL Compass Bottles Item #795C3-00
2 – 1250 mL Compass Bottles Item #795C5-00

• Advanced Alcohol Gel Sanitizer

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6 - 1000 mL Clario Bags Item #79629-00
6 - 550 mL Foaming Pump Bottles Item #79657-00

The following Betco® disinfectants have proven efficacy against the human coronavirus (10-minute kill claim unless otherwise noted):

• Symplicity™ Sanibet™ Multi-Range Sanitizer (at Hospital Disinfectant dilution)

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5 Gal. Pail Item #23705-00
2.5 Gal. BIB Item #23725-00
4 - 2 L Fast Draw Item #23747-00
55 Gal. Drum Item #23755-00
2 - 2 L Fast Draw Item #237B2-00

• Betco® Pine Quat Cleaner, Disinfectant, and Deodorant

4 - 1 Gal. Bottles Item #30404-00
5 Gal. Pail Item #30405-00
55 Gal. Drum Item #30455-00

• Fight-Bac® RTU Broad Spectrum Disinfectant Cleaner (2 minutes)

12 - 32 oz. Bottles Item #31112-00
55 Gal. Drum Item #31155-00

• pH7Q Neutral pH Disinfectant, Detergent, and Deodorant (1 minute)

4 - 1 Gal. Bottles Item #31604-00
5 Gal. Pail Item #31605-00
55 Gal. Drum Item #31655-00

• Triforce Disinfectant (3 minutes)

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4 - 2 L Fast Draw Item #33347-00

• Quat-Stat™ 5 Alkaline Disinfectant (5 minutes)

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4 - 2 L Fast Draw Item #34147-00
6 - 32 oz. Dosing Bottles Item #34148-00
55 Gal. Drum Item #34155-00

• pH7Q Dual Concentrated Neutral Disinfectant Cleaner

4 - 1 Gal. Bottles Item #35504-00
4 - 2 L Fast Draw Item #35547-00
55 Gal. Drum Item #35555-00

There are no specific treatments for illnesses caused by human coronavirus. Rest, drink plenty of liquids, and take fever medications. If symptoms persist, you should see your healthcare provider.

Visit the CDC's website for more information.

 

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