How do you disinfect surfaces for the coronavirus disease?

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For disinfection, diluted household bleach solutions, alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol, and most common EPA-registered household disinfectants should be effective.

Can you contract the coronavirus disease by touching a surface?

It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

What is the official name of the coronavirus disease?

ICTV announced "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)" as the name of the new virus on 11 February 2020.

Should I have contact with my pet if I have the coronavirus disease?

You should restrict contact with pets and other animals while you are sick with COVID-19, just like you would around other people.

How can I care for a family member with the coronavirus disease at home?

Avoid sharing personal items like food and drinks. Provide your sick household member with clean disposable facemasks to wear at home, if available, to help prevent spreading COVID-19 to others. Clean the sick room and bathroom, as needed, to avoid unnecessary contact with the sick person.

How to protect yourself and others from coronavirus disease while travelling on cruise?

If you get sick with fever or new or worsening cough or trouble breathing during your cruise, stay in your cabin and notify the onboard medical center immediately If you were on a cruise in the past 14 days: Stay home for 14 days from the time you disembark, practice social distancing, and monitor your health. Social distancing means staying out of crowded places, avoiding group gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible.

How to disinfect houses of COVID-19 patients?

See full answer Environmental cleaning in healthcare facilities or homes housing patients with suspected or confirmed 2019-nCoV infection should use disinfectants that are active against enveloped viruses, such as 2019-nCoV and other coronaviruses. There are many disinfectants, including commonly used hospital disinfectants, that are active against enveloped viruses. Currently WHO recommendations include the use of: * 70% Ethyl alcohol to disinfect reusable dedicated equipment (e.g., thermometers) between uses * Sodium hypochlorite at 0.5% (equivalent 5000ppm) for disinfection of frequently touched surfaces in homes or healthcare facilities Click here for the guidance on clinical management of severe acute respiratory infection when novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection is suspected. Click here for the guidance on infection prevention and control during health care when novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection is suspected. More information about environmental cleaning can be found here.

Is coronavirus disease contagious?

The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading from person-to-person. People are thought to be most contagious when they are symptomatic (the sickest). That is why CDC recommends that these patients be isolated either in the hospital or at home (depending on how sick they are) until they are better and no longer pose a risk of infecting others. More recently the virus has also been detected in asymptomatic persons.