Inactivation of the coronavirus that induces severe acute respiratory syndrome, SARS-CoV

One thing that is well understood about SARS-CoV-2 is that it is closely related to SARS-CoV. The limited amount of research that is available (see previous posts on this blog) indicate that the inactivation of SARS-CoV in the environment, and in response to various disinfection practices is a reasonable surrogate for the inactivation of SARS-CoV-2.Continue reading “Inactivation of the coronavirus that induces severe acute respiratory syndrome, SARS-CoV”

Survival of Coronaviruses in Water and Wastewater

This paper presents a study in the survival of two representative coronaviruses (feline infectious peritonitis virus, and human coronavirus 229E) in filtered and unfiltered tap water (4 and 23°C) and wastewater (23°C). The survival of these coronaviruses was compared to poliovirus 1 under the same test conditions. Inactivation of coronaviruses in the test water wasContinue reading “Survival of Coronaviruses in Water and Wastewater”

Survival of surrogate coronaviruses in water (2009)

This study was motivated by previous reports that faecal contaminated liquid droplets are a potential vehicle for the spread of viruses such as SARS-CoV. This study evaluated survival of two surrogate coronaviruses: transmissible gastroenteritis (TGEV) and mouse hepatitis (MHV) The test waters used in this study included: Reagent-grade water, produced by treatment with reverse osmosisContinue reading “Survival of surrogate coronaviruses in water (2009)”