Virox Animal Health

Revolutionary Disinfectants for Infection Control & Biosecurity

Protocols & Procedures

AAHA Resource: Keep it Clean

Keep It Clean

Virox is proud to collaborate with the American Animal Hospital Association to deliver informative and usable content, such as Keep It Clean, a 24-page guide to Infection Prevention and Biosecurity. Keep It Clean is intended to be a resource to the veterinary community, to educate and inform, and to raise awareness for infection prevention. 

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Cleaning and Disinfection Protocols

These documents have been developed in accordance with current applicable infection control and biosecurity guidelines.  It is intended for use as a guideline only.  At no time should this document replace existing documents established by the facility unless written permission has been obtained from the responsible facility manager.

 

Cold Weather Disinfection Procedure

Using liquid disinfectants during winter months when temperatures are below freezing an antifreezing agent is needed to prevent them from freezing under such conditions.  

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Enveloped Viruses

Enveloped viruses are viruses that possess an envelope or outer coating that is composed of a lipid layer (fat-like substance that is water insoluble). The envelope is needed to aid in attachment of the virus to the host cell. Loss of the envelope results in loss of infectivity. 

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Fungi, Yeast and Molds

Generally, the majority of common fungi, yeasts and molds are not a concern to someone who is healthy. However, there are some individuals, especially those who have existing health concerns, who may be sensitive to exposure of these organisms. 

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Gram-Negative and Gram-Positive Bacteria, including Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

The vast majority of the bacteria in the body are rendered harmless by the protective effects of the immune system, and a few are even beneficial. However, a few species of bacteria are pathogenic and cause infectious diseases. 

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Non Enveloped Viruses

Non-enveloped viruses lack a lipid-bilayer membrane. Unlike, enveloped viruses, non-enveloped viruses are not easily inactivated by routine surface cleaning and disinfection.

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Vegetative Bacteria

Bacteria are a large domain of single-celled, prokaryote microorganisms. Typically a few micrometres in length, bacteria have a wide range of shapes, ranging from spheres to rods and spirals.  

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