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Ozone disinfection of community pharmacies during the COVID-19 pandemic as a possible preventive measure for infection spread

Merks, Piotr, Religioni, Urszula, Bilmin, Krzysztof, Bogusz, Joanna, Juszczyk, Grzegorz, Barańska, Agnieszka, Kuthan, Robert, Drelich, Ewelina, Jakubowska, Marta, Świeczkowski, Damian, Białoszewski, Artur, Jaguszewski, Miłosz, Panford-Quainoo, Edwin, Vaillancourt, Regis and Białoszewski, Dariusz (2021) 'Ozone disinfection of community pharmacies during the COVID-19 pandemic as a possible preventive measure for infection spread'. Medycyna Pracy. (In Press)

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic is currently one of the major global health and economic challenges. An efficient method for reducing the transmission of the virus is a still unmet medical need. Existing experimental data have shown that coronavirus survival is negatively impacted by ozone, high temperature, and low humidity. Therefore, it is feasible to use area ozonation in pharmacies - the front line of the healthcare system. Nevertheless, further work is needed to evaluate the effectiveness of ozone disinfection to reduce the transmission of this virus in pharmacies, hospitals, and other public environments. Med Pr. 2021;72.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QW Microbiology and Immunology > Viruses > QW 160 Viruses (General). Virology
WA Public Health > WA 105 Epidemiology
WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 110 Prevention and control of communicable diseases. Transmission of infectious diseases
WA Public Health > WA 20.5 Research (General)
WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 240 Disinfection. Disinfestation. Pesticides (including diseases caused by)
WC Communicable Diseases > Virus Diseases > Viral Respiratory Tract Infections. Respirovirus Infections > WC 505 Viral respiratory tract infections
Faculty: Department: Biological Sciences > Department of Tropical Disease Biology
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.13075/mp.5893.01091
Depositing User: Marie Hatton
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2021 10:21
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2021 10:21
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/18302

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