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Optimal disinfection choices at this challenging time

Dr Tim Sandle, a chartered biologist with a first-class honours degree in Applied Biology and a Masters degree in education, who obtained his doctorate from Keele University, and is an honorary tutor with the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Manchester, discusses some of the key considerations when choosing from the plethora of different cleaning and disinfection products available for use in hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

The respiratory disease, COVID-19, is having a significant global impact, with infection numbers and mortality rates increasing by the day. On 11 March 2020 the World Health Organization declared that COVID-19 had become a pandemic. Investigations are ongoing to try to learn more about this new coronavirus, and clinical trials have commenced in relation to both improved detection tests and with developing vaccines. News reports across multiple platforms, particularly social media, often appear to give conflicting opinions.

What is unquestionable is the vital role played by taking robust infection prevention and control measures in healthcare facilities. However, with so many cleaning and disinfection products to choose from, and with limited time for research, this article aims to give an overview for anyone involved in health estates and facilities management of the key considerations when selecting the optimum cleaning products.

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