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Virosweep disinfectant

SWEDICINE ViroSweep is a surface disinfectant for long-lasting action against bacteria and viruses on all types of surfaces. ViroSweep is not a cleanser but a surface disinfectant on already cleaned surface, can also be applied to hands. Alcohol-based disinfectants (ethanol and isopropanol) are often used. In some cases, the use of alcohol may be undesirable, and an example is when using alcohol-based disinfectants long-term and often they can cause skin irritation. Wash your hands with soap and water before using Virosweep. Lab tests from Nouryon Surface Chemistry AB have shown that ViroSweep provides protection against viruses, so-called "enveloped viruses".  

Viruses are small infectious agents replicating only inside living cells of their hosts. They can infect all types of life forms like humans, animals, plants and microorganisms. Usually they have a narrow host range. There are 2 main groups based on their structure: enveloped and non-enveloped viruses. Enveloped viruses have a lipid envelope which is relatively sensitive to desiccation, heat and detergents. They are easier to be inactivated by biocidal active substances than non-enveloped viruses.


Distinctly effective towards bacteria and following viruses:

  • Herpesviruses (eg Epstein-Barr virus, Herpes simplex, Bovine alphaherpesvirus 1 (causing Bovine Rhinotracheitis), southern herpesvirus 1 (causing pseudorabies = Aujeszky's disease)

  • Poxviruses (eg smallpox, vaccinia virus)

  • Hepadnaviruses (eg Hepatitis B virus)

  • Asfarviridae (eg African Swine fewer)

  • Flavivirus (eg Hepatitis C, yellow fever virus, Zika virus, dengue virus)

  • Alphavirus (eg eastern equine encephalitis virus)

  • Togavirus (eg Alphavirus)

  • Coronavirus (eg SARS virus, MERS virus, novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV - Wuhan coronavirus outbreak)

  • Hepatitis D virus

  • Orthomyxovirus (eg Influenca virus A (H1N1-swine flu, H3N2-Hong Kong flu, H9N2- avian influenza, H3N8, H5N1, H5N2…), Influenca virus B, Influenca virus C, Influenca virus D)

  • Paramyxovirus (eg mumps virus, human parainfluenza virus, measles virus, canine distemper virus, rinderpest virus)

  • Rhabdovirus (eg rabies virus)

  • Bunyavirus (eg Hantavirus, California encephalitis virus, Congo hemorrharic fever virus)

  • Filovirus (eg Ebolavirus, Marburg virus)

  • Retrovirus (eg Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Mouse mammary tumor virus)

  • Arteriviridae (eg Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome Virus (PRRSV))

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