A deep clean involves cleaning objects or surfaces that may not be routinely cleaned, such as walls, ventilation ducts, curtains, carpets, and hard-to-reach places.
Hand hygiene is a critical part of the response to COVID-19. Washing hands at regular intervals during the day is essential. If water and soap are unavailable, hand sanitisers are an alternative.
UV disinfection is a proven means of killing pathogens like the SARS-CoV-2 virus, but it’s not risk-free.
Aerosols of some FDA-approved food coloring could deactivate airborne viruses.
Frequently-touched surfaces including trolley handles and card readers carry the highest number of virus particles.
Antimicrobial resistance is a public health and economic disaster waiting to happen. If we do not address this threat, by 2050 more people will die from drug-resistant infections than from cancer.
Hospital disinfectants could be creating superbugs.
From face-touching to virus-contaminated electronic devices, a scientist offers some tips on eradicating the flu virus from your home.
Wine has long been known for its disinfecting and cleansing properties. So can it kill flu and other bugs? And what about other types of alcohol?