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Lonza offers multiple disinfecting options for combatting Norovirus in schools
Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Lonza's Hygiene and Preservation business offers a comprehensive line of highly effective disinfecting products for use by school janitorial and cleaning service personnel to combat Norovirus, a leading cause of serious stomach illnesses. Lonza disinfecting wipes, sprays and liquid disinfectants act quickly to eliminate Norovirus as well as other pathogenic bacteria and viruses on multiple surfaces ranging from school desks and stairwell handles to cafeteria tables and other high-touch areas.
The US Center for Disease Control notes that about 50% of all food-related illnesses are caused by Norovirus. In addition, the CDC reports that people infected with Norovirus can shed billions of highly-contagious particles and only a few are needed to spread the disease.
It is no surprise, then, that media in the US and Europe are full of reports of Norovirus outbreaks and school closures. Students in the United States were impacted by school closures in Brunswick, Ohio when all elementary and middle schools were closed for several days after many teachers fell ill with Norovirus and it spread to scores of students in the school system. At Eagleswood Elementary School in Eagleswood, NJ more than 40% of the students were out sick due to an outbreak; officials closed the school so cleaning crews could disinfect the building. Primrose Hill School in London and schools located in the UK (from Plymouth to Fife) have been closed due to soaring numbers of children and staff who have fallen victim to the highly contagious Norovirus.
"These pathogens are easily transmitted in the school environment causing our children to fall ill, impacting our families and interrupting our home environment," says Ernesto Lippert, Lonza's Global Hygiene & Preservation Marketing Director.
"Lonza has specific solutions tailored to help break the chain of infection of the norovirus transmission."
Available in Europe and North America, Lonza's cost-effective, easy-to-use broad portfolio of products, have proven efficacy against Norovirus and are available in multiple delivery methods.
5th December 2013