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EPA approves disinfectants for use against African swine fever virus

Plum Island Animal Disease Center APHIS has approved 11 National Animal Health Laboratory Network laboratories to test for ASF.
In the case of ASFV, Intervention concentrate should be applied for a contact time of 10 minutes at a 1:64 dilution.

Virox Animal Health's Intervention Farm Disinfectant-Cleaner Concentrate has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for use against African swine fever virus. As industry leaders in infection prevention, the company says its goal is to ensure that its customers are protected against the threat of emerging disease outbreaks.

ASF has been the most significant disease outbreak within the global swine community in recent years. The viral infection has caused devastation throughout Asia and Europe, and an outbreak in North America would have extreme consequences, both in terms of direct costs of depopulating herds, and long-term economic impacts from limitations to trade. As there is no treatment option available, prevention, including rigorous cleaning and disinfection, is the only defense.

However, cleaning and disinfection should not be a trade-off between efficacy against pathogens and safety to the user and environment. José Ramirez, lead science adviser at Virox Animal Health, says that "Even the small number of formulated products that have demonstrated efficacy against the virus through direct data are difficult to handle and suffer from less-than ideal occupational safety and environmental profiles." 

When used as directed, Intervention is non-toxic, non-irritating and readily biodegradable. In addition, its strong cleaning capabilities, ease of application and superior surface coverage make it an excellent choice for everyday use. In the case of ASFV, Intervention concentrate should be applied for a contact time of 10 minutes at a 1:64 dilution.

Virox Technologies has been formulating revolutionary disinfectants for the war against pathogens for more than 20 years. As the creators of the Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide technology behind Intervention, the company is committed to providing safer, more sustainable solutions to support a wide range of industries in building robust infection prevention programs. In addition to developing innovative products, Virox is equally committed to providing education and technical support to help facilities optimize their infection prevention protocols.

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