LYSOL works closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to educate consumers on healthy habits to help prevent the spread of germs, including viruses that cause respiratory illnesses. The CDC is closely monitoring the spread of the Enterovirus 68 (EV-D68) virus in the US and has recommended the following preventative actions:
- Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after changing diapers.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.
- Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.
Individuals with asthma are at higher risk for respiratory illness, therefore, the CDC recommends they take medicines and maintain control of their illness during this time. They should also take advantage of influenza vaccine since people with asthma have a difficult time with respiratory illnesses.
As EV-D68 is a non-enveloped virus, environmental disinfection of surfaces should be performed using a hospital-grade disinfectant with an EPA label claim for any of several non-enveloped viruses (e.g. Norovirus, Poliovirus and Rhinovirus). Disinfectant products should be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions for the specific label claim and in a manner consistent with environmental infection control recommendations. Based on the CDC guidelines for disinfection, the following LYSOL products can be used as they are likely to be effective against EV-D68:
LYSOL Brand III IC Disinfectant Spray
LYSOL Brand IC Foaming Disinfectant Cleaner
Professional Lysol Brand III Disinfectant Spray
Professional Lysol Brand Foam Bathroom Cleaner
Professional LYSOL Brand Disinfectant Basin, Tub & Tile Cleaner
Professional Lysol Brand Toilet Bowl Cleaner
LYSOL Brand III Disinfectant Spray
LYSOL Brand Disinfectant All Purpose Cleaner with Bleach
LYSOL Brand Mold & Mildew Remover with Bleach
LYSOL Brand Disinfectant Bathroom Foam Cleaner
LYSOL Brand Disinfectant Basin, Tub & Tile Cleaner
LYSOL Brand Toilet Bowl Cleaner
LYSOL Toilet Bowl Cleaner Lime & Rust Remover
LYSOL Toilet Bowl Cleaner with Bleach
LYSOL Toilet Bowl Cleaner Advanced
Please visit www.LYSOL.com and www.reckittprofessional.com to obtain additional information on the LYSOL recommended products.
To learn more about EV-D68, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/about/ev-d68.html