Inactivation of Replication-Competent SARS-CoV-2 on Common Surfaces by Disinfectants

Zachary C. Pope, Carla Weisend, Aditya Shah, Hideki Ebihara, Stacey Rizza

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This experimental laboratory-based study evaluated two disinfectants' efficacy against replication-competent severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) on three surfaces. Disinfectants were efficacious at eliminating the presence, viability, and subsequent replication of SARS-CoV-2 on all surfaces. Although SARS-CoV-2 likely spreads primarily via airborne transmission, layered mitigation should include high-touch surface disinfection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
StateAccepted/In press - 2022


  • COVID-19
  • Disinfection
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Infection Control
  • Virology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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