Airlines are “Deactivating” Coronavirus

Time Magazine recently ran an article with the headline, “Airlines Are Using Disinfectant That Kills Herpes and MRSA to Clean Planes in Wake of Coronavirus Outbreak.”

The first sentence read, “Airlines are turning to some of the world’s hardest-hitting disinfectants, capable of stopping everything from sexually transmitted diseases to the MRSA superbug, in the fight against the coronavirus.”

Quantas (which was among the carriers that helped evacuate people from Wuhan – the place where the outbreak began) used “Viraclean, a hospital-grade disinfectant…”

Korean Air used MD-125 which “…acts against 142 bacteria and viruses, including salmonella, avian flu, HIV and measles.”

Back on the Quantas aircraft, the team sprayed the cabin twice – seats, floors, tray tables, luggage bins, even the walls of the cabin itself. We weren’t able to determine who the members of the team were, but the process sounds very much like one of our protocols, so we are guessing they were pros.

And as it turns out (according to the article), “The plane’s air filters, which are similar to those used in surgical theaters, were also replaced.”

As you know, the contents pros have been using HEPA filters for many, many years. These procedures are what you can expect when you invite us in to decontaminate a school, office building, restaurant, theater, home, etc. It’s nice to know we are in good company.

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