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Inactivation of Avian Influenza Virus Using Four Common Chemicals and One Detergent.

Five disinfectant chemicals were tested individually for effectiveness against low pathogenic avian influenza virus (LPAIV), A/H7N2/Chick/MinhMa/04, on hard, nonporous surfaces. The tested agents included acetic acid, calcium hydroxide, sodium carbonate, sodium hydroxide, and a powdered laundry detergent without bleach. Multiple common chemicals including acetic acid (1 and 3%), sodium hydroxide (2%), and calcium hydroxide (1%) effectively inactivated LPAIV on a metal surface. The laundry detergent without bleach, sodium carbonate (4%), and the lower concentration of sodium hydroxide (1%) were not able to consistently inactivate LPAIV on hard, nonporous surfaces. Poult Sci. 2009;88(6):1181-5.

Author: Alphin RL, Johnson KJ, Ladman BS, et al

Published: 01/07/2009

Publication Type: Journal article

Publisher: Poultry Science