Study on the resistance of severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus (2005)

The virus responsible for the 2002/03 coronavirus outbreak (SARS-CoV) was reported to be detected in faeces, urine and water. The inactivation of SARS-CoV in wastewater with chlorine-based disinfectants, sodium hypochlorite and chlorine dioxide was also studied. The researchers demonstrated that the virus could persist for 2 days in hospital wastewater, domestic sewage and dechlorinated tapContinue reading “Study on the resistance of severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus (2005)”

Concentration and detection of SARS coronavirus in sewage from Xiao Tang Shan hospital and the 309th Hospital of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (2005)

A global outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) occurred in 2002/03. This outbreak was caused by the virus which became known as “SARS-CoV”. This is not the same virus as “SARS-CoV-2”, responsible for COVID-19, but it is a very close relative. As such, many of the studies undertaken to understand the fate of SARS-CoVContinue reading “Concentration and detection of SARS coronavirus in sewage from Xiao Tang Shan hospital and the 309th Hospital of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (2005)”