Monkeypox Cleaning and Decontamination Services

Enveloped virus information

An outbreak of Monkeypox in the UK has caused concern in both the public and professionals in the last week, as cases of the virus continue to spread through community transmission, with 183 cases confirmed in the UK so far.

Effective Cleaning Products

Monkeypox virus is not readily available for laboratories to test products against, however, the closely related Vaccinia virus is used in European testing as a surrogate for all enveloped viruses. As Monkeypox is an enveloped virus, any product that has passed an EN 14476 against Vaccinia virus can therefore be considered effective against Monkeypox virus.

Please be assured the product we use is Byotrol 4in1 Multi-Purpose Disinfectant Cleaner, has passed the European test standard EN 14476 against Vaccinia virus, this confirms it is 99.99% effective against all enveloped viruses. Additionally, a modified version of PAS 2424, which is the test method used to assess the residual antimicrobial activity of disinfectants, confirms that this product is effective against all enveloped viruses for 24 hours.

Traditional household disinfectants will not have the same residual efficacy as Byotrol 4 in 1. The product we use Byotrol 4 in 1 will continue up to 24hrs after initial application.

Please note we can supply this product in wipe form

Monkey pox is not an airborne virus.

According to the US Centres for Disease Control (CDC), Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with monkeypox virus. Monkeypox virus belongs to the Orthopoxviral genus in the family Poxviridae. The Orthopoxviral genus also includes variola virus, vaccinia virus, and cowpox virus.

Spread of monkeypox may occur when a person comes into close contact with an infected animal (rodents are believed to be the primary animal reservoir for transmission to humans), human, or materials contaminated with the virus. Monkeypox has not been detected in animals in the UK. The virus enters the body through broken skin (even if not visible), the respiratory tract, or the mucous membranes (eyes, nose, or mouth). It has been reported that monkeypox can stay on surfaces for 72hrs Monkey pox may spread through:
  • contact with clothing or linens (such as bedding or towels) used by an infected person
  • direct contact with monkeypox skin lesions or scabs
  • coughing or sneezing of an individual with a monkeypox rash
  • High use areas Hospitality, gyms, holiday cottages etc.
  • Using the same equipment and surfaces

We are fully trained and well equipped to deal with specialist cleaning work

Please get in touch for more information.

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