Coronavirus Nomenclature

On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization  an official name for the disease that is caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19. The virus itself has been designated SARS-CoV-2 by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses.

What is Coronavirus

According to the [i], Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as and .

What is 2019 Novel Coronavirus

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus, formerly known as 2019-nCoV and now known as SARS-COV-2, is a new strain of coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. It’s important to note that how easily a virus spreads person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious, while other viruses are less so. Investigations are ongoing tobetterunderstandthetransmissibility,severity,andotherfeaturesassociated with the Novel Coronavirus, but person-to-person spread is occurring[i].

Know the Novel Coronavirus Symptoms

桃色视频According to the CDC, patients with confirmed infections have reported mild to severe respiratory illnesses with symptoms including:

• Fever
• Cough
• Shortness of breath

CDC believes at this time that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure. This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of  viruses.[iv]

How Coronavirus is Spread

The CDC states[iv] that the viruses is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person from:

• Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
• Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled in the lungs.

It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes, but this not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”) in some affected . There is much more to learn about the transmissibility, severity, and other features associated with the Novel Coronavirus and investigations are ongoing.

How to help protect from the Coronavirus


The best way to protect yourself is avoid being exposed to the virus. The CDC always recommends[i]桃色视频 simple everyday preventative steps to help prevent the spread of respiratory virus, including:

•  Wash your hands often with soap and waterfor atleast 20seconds, especially after you have been in a public space, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and  water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover or facemask when around others.
•  Maintaining social distancing (at least 6 feet) between you and people that don´t live together with you in your household.
•  Avoid close contact with people who are sick, even inside your home.
•  If you do have symptoms such as a fever, a cough or breathing difficulties, follow the advice of your local health authority about seeking medical attention.
•  Practice good cough and sneeze etiquette to prevent spreading germs toothers– i.e. cough into your elbow rather than your hands and sneeze into a tissue to minimize hand contact transmission of germs. Throw used tissues away immediately and wash hands properly using soap and clean water.


Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets and sinks.

As with all infectious diseases, good hygiene can play a role in controlling its spread. However, the most important publichealth recommendation isthat people report to the nearest health facility if they develop any symptoms indicative of Coronavirus. Call the office of your health care provider before you go and tell them about your travel and your symptoms. They will give you instructions on how to get care without exposing other people to your illness. Visit the CDC website to learn more on .

Improper use of Disinfectants

桃色视频Due to recent speculation and social media activity, RB (the makers of Lysol and Dettol) has been asked whether internal administration of disinfectants may be appropriate for investigation or use as a treatment for coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).

As a global leader in health and hygiene products, we must be clear that under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body (through injection, ingestion, or any other route). As with all products, our disinfectant and hygiene products should only be used as intended and in linewith usage guidelines. Please read the label and safety information.

We have a responsibility in providing consumers with access to accurate, up-to-date information as advised by leading public health experts. For this and other myth-busting facts, please visit

Does Lysol kill the Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)?

The following products have been tested by an independent third party and approved by the EPA to kill SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19, on hard, non-porous surfaces.

Disinfectant Sprays

Lysol is currently testing its disinfecting products. Until we are able to provide result, the EPA has a list of disinfectants () that meet their criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19. The following Lysol products are those that meet either the or have human coronavirus claims.

Disinfectant Sprays

Disinfecting Wipes

Multi-Purpose Cleaners

Bathroom Cleaners


Please refer to the CDC website at for additional information.