SARS-CoV2 is a coronavirus with a stronger and more persistent infection than traditional coronaviruses. It is a human coronavirus that is highly transmittable by contact of infected body fluids, contact with respiratory secretions of patients suffering from SARS, close contact with contaminated surfaces and other equipment used in the healthcare environment and aerosolized droplets. The virus is also transmittable through hand-to-mouth transmission when patients cough or sneeze. It has some similarities with SARS and ‘Middle East Respiratory Syndrome’ (MERS).
SARS-CoV2 causes a wide range of diseases including pneumonia, inflammation of the liver, secondary pneumonia, meningitis, septic arthritis, and encephalitis. Other potential diseases caused by this virus include Hiatal Hernias and Hepatitis A.
SARS-CoV2 was first identified in early 2020 in China, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Since then it has spread all over the world. The spread of the virus was initially limited to Asia but has quickly spread and has infected over 335,000 people as of 3/23/20.
To prevent infection from SARS-CoV2, it is important to recognize and eliminate the virus particles through proper cleaning, decontamination and storage of patients’ blood, secretions, clothing, surfaces, and other potentially infected materials. This can be done by using personal protective equipment such as gloves, masks, gowns, respiratory protection equipment, and eye protection goggles. Food or liquids that have been contaminated and remains should be decontaminated before storage and/or transfer to the appropriate medical facilities.
There are a variety of ways for the treatment of these pathogens in clinical settings, including the disinfection of all patient’s blood, secretions, surfaces, and other potentially infected materials, and for safe storage of these materials, decontamination, and storage of potentially contaminated food and liquids. In either case, it is important to have uniform procedures for these steps.
With the creation of a strong coagulopathy, any particle of the virus remains in the patient’s blood and tissue. Therefore the most important step in order to decontaminate the patient’s body fluids, tissues, and blood is to disinfect all these surfaces with strong disinfectants such as bleach and formaldehyde, which will destroy all the virus particles. Additionally, the patient’s body should be decontaminated by the use of the patient’s own bodily fluid, saliva, urine, sweat, and stool. Although these patients may not show symptoms of the virus, they still require personal protective equipment.
There are two forms of decontamination: the use of strong disinfectants and the air-purifying respirators. There are also many types of air-purifying respirators: N95 respirators, disposable masks, P100 respirators, and disposable masks for the purpose of controlling the viral particles produced by SARS-CoV2.
During the treatment of the disease, there is a tendency to expose delicate and sensitive patients to much of the strong disinfectants. Therefore, it is best to place such patients in isolation rooms (such as lavatories and locker rooms) where there is less risk of exposure to strong disinfectants.
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