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SARS-CoV-2 Surface Contamination is Rapidly Inactivated at High Temperature (130°F/ 54°C)

SARS-CoV-2 Surface Contamination is Rapidly Inactivated at High Temperature (130°F/ 54°C)

Expansion of initial SARS-CoV-2 stability results, by the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC), was extended to include higher temperatures to estimated virus stability. This data at higher temperatures (>130°F), achieved through passive heating and or active heating, has indicated that higher heat is detrimental to the virus stability on nonporous surfaces, and incorporated into the online web-based tool to assist in estimating virus stability on non-porous surfaces. Leveraging this data could be impactful to assisting in conjunction with normal disinfection process, the further sanitization of unoccupied interior spaces, such as vehicles, through either passive or active heating could be utilized to further reduce the risk of fomite transmission of SARS-CoV-2.

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