Learn More About Norovirus

According to the Center for Disease Control, 2016 was a challenging year for Norovirus outbreaks.  From schools closing, healthcare facilities resorting to isolation requirements, and cruise lines canceling trips, Norovirus caused a problem for many industries.

Norovirus (Norwalk) has many characteristics that make it a challenging virus to kill.  Often called the stomach flu, Norwalk-like viruses are the leading cause of gastroenteritis.  Being relatively resistant and highly contagious, these viruses can survive both high heat and freezing temperatures.  In addition, Norwalk-like viruses can remain on objects and surfaces and infect people for weeks.  The environmental persistence of Norovirus causes a particular concern for schools, day-care centers, nursing homes and hospitals.

Following proper hand hygiene is the first defense in Norovirus prevention.  It is just as important to clean and disinfect contaminated surfaces, paying special attention to "high touch" surfaces such as doorknobs and handrails.  However, not all disinfectants can kill Norovirus.  Husky 814 Tuberculocidal Spray Disinfectant ready-to-use cleaner is an excellent cleaner and disinfectant, proven effective against Norovirus after 30 seconds of surface contact time.

"With US workforce illness costing over $500 billion annually, the need for workplace cleaning and disinfection is at an all-time high," said Todd Schimmoeller, Vice President of Sales for Canberra Corporation.  "Canberra's Husky 814 is a heavy duty cleaner that kills germs and helps employers reduce the cost of absenteeism."

Husky 814's virucidal, fungicidal and mildew stat properties also meet Bloodborne Pathogen requirements.  With a mild lemon scent, Husky 814 cleans, disinfects and deodorizes without overpowering the senses, making this the perfect solution when choosing a Norovirus kill claim disinfectant.