What it is and infection prevention measures.
Marburg virus disease (MVD) is a severe, often fatal illness in humans, causing severe haemorrhagic fever. MVD is caused by the Marburg virus, an RNA virus of the filovirus family (other members include the six Ebola virus species). The virus is transmitted to people from fruit bats and spreads among humans through human-to-human transmission.
The transmission can be via direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with the blood, secretions or other bodily fluids of infected people, and also with surfaces and materials (e.g., bedding, clothing) contaminated with these fluids. An outbreak of Marburg virus has been reported recently in Guinea.
Efficacy of Aquatabs, Klorkleen & Klorsept against Marburg Virus
Infection prevention measures will be key in the prevention of the spread of this virus. EN14476:2013+A1:2015 is a European test standard that evaluates the virucidal efficacy of disinfectants via testing of Poliovirus Type 1, Adenovirus Type 5 and Murine Norovirus. In accordance with EN14476:2013+A1:2015, Annex A, Medentechs products Klorsept, Aquatabs and Klorkleen have full virucidal activity when used as surface disinfectants. Meaning they are effective against the Marburg virus. These products are effective when used at 500 ppm when surfaces have been pre-cleaned and at 1000 ppm when used under dirty conditions. A 5-minute contact time is required.
Aquatabs, Klorkleen & Klorsept - full virucidal against Marburg virus disease (MVD) activity when used as a surface disinfectant