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SARS-CoV-2 Inactivation by Ozonated Water: A Preliminary Alternative for Environmental Disinfection

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Martins, Ronaldo B. [1] ; Castro, Italo A. [1] ; Pontelli, Marjorie [1] ; Souza, Juliano P. [1] ; Lima, Thais M. [1] ; Melo, Stella Rezende [1] ; Zen Siqueira, Joao Paulo [2] ; Caetano, Maicon Henrique [3] ; Arruda, Eurico [1] ; Gottardo de Almeida, Margarete Teresa [2]
Total Authors: 10
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Biol Celular, Fac Med Ribeirao Preto, BR-14049900 Ribeirao Preto - Brazil
[2] Fac Med Sao Jose do Rio Preto FAMERP, Dept Doencas Dermatol Infecciosas & Parasitarias, BR-15090000 Sao Jose Do Rio Preto - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, BR-15054000 Sao Jose Do Rio Preto - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: OZONE-SCIENCE & ENGINEERING; v. 43, n. 2, p. 108-111, MAR 4 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 5

The rapid spread of SARS-CoV-2 caused a global pandemic. Due to the lack of treatment and vaccines, safety strategies must be found to stop the virus dissemination. The objective of this study was to evaluate the virucidal activity of ozonated water, a powerful oxidizing agent, against SARS-CoV-2. A special faucet was the source of ozonated water at a low concentration (0.2-0.8 ppm). At this concentration, tests with SARS-Cov-2 in Vero CCL81 lineage showed two log(10) reduction in virus infectivity upon 1 min exposure to ozonated water, in comparison to controls. It shows the potential as an efficient and rapid alternative for controlling viral spread in hospitals and other environments. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/25605-6 - Replication and cellular effects of rhinovirus in lymphoid tissues.
Grantee:Eurico de Arruda Neto
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants