Reducing Risks in Your Facility

SARS-CoV2 (Coronavirus) and COVID-19 Disease
An outbreak of respiratory illness (COVID-19 Disease) caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (named 'SARS-CoV-2') was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. To date, thousands of 'SARS-CoV-2' (Coronavirus) infections have been reported in China, and they are being reported in a growing number of international locations, including the United States and Canada. Most of the 'SARS-CoV-2' (Coronavirus) infections have been associated with travel from Wuhan, but now appear to be spreading from person-to-person with close contact.

The virus, from the same family as SARS and MERS viruses, causes respiratory illness with infections ranging from mild to severe illness, and in some cases, death. Initial data suggests that this virus may have emerged from an animal reservoir, but it appears to now be spreading from person-to-person with close contact.
Symptoms Of Infection

● Fever
● Cough
● Headache
● Stuffy head / Runny nose
● Pneumonia
Method Of Transmission

The 'SARS-CoV-2' (Coronavirus) was likely transmitted to people from an animal source initially. Person to person transmission is likely with coronaviruses, and while not initially detected, it appears that person to person transmission is occurring.

General Precautions For Avoiding Risks Of This Type Of Infection
● Monitor advice and news from public health bodies and government sources
● Observe good hygiene and infection prevention practices
● Disinfect vehicles and locations where animals are housed or transported
● Reduce contact with animals or humans that may be infected
● Wear protective equipment where risk of infection is confirmed
● Perform hand hygiene regularly
● Perform cleaning and disinfection regularly
"The coronavirus ... can remain infectious for from 2 hours up to 9 days."

- The Journal of Hospital Infection
Uniworks Can Help
● Cleaning and hygiene protocols, supplemented with outbreak readiness programs
● Tools and resources to help ensure key infection prevention protocols are followed
● Effective product solutions for infection prevention and control

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