Coronavirus (incl. SARS- and MERS-CoV)
Coronaviruses are annular, enveloped viruses, and belong to the family of Coronaviridae. They may cause respiratory tract infection or gastrointestinal tract infection. Additionally, coronaviruses are responsible for colds and bronchitis in humans. In 2003, a new coronavirus was identified: SARS-CoV (SARS = severe acute respiratory syndrome) an atypical form of pneumonia. In 2012, another new coronavirus was detected: MERS-CoV (middle east respiratory syndrome coronavirus), causing pneumonia or acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Transmission mainly occurs via droplets or particles in the air.
» Necessary spectrum of antimicrobial activity
Virucidal against enveloped viruses