symptoms of coronavirus

We are all concerned about coronavirus. It is reaching epidemic proportions as more and more people die from it. There is currently no vaccine to prevent 2019-nCoV infection, the official name for the coronavirus. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. BUT, how do you even know that you’re being exposed?

The Symptoms of Coronavirus Are Different From a Cold/Flu

The coronavirus usually appears between 2 and 14 days after the exposure. People who have coronavirus often feel some or all of these symptoms: mild to severe respiratory illness, fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, and shortness of breath. There is a concern that this strain can be infectious before people even show symptoms.

How to Protect Yourself From Coronavirus?

Spaulding Decon has the only disinfectant proven effective against coronavirus in real-world situations. For a product to be EPA Registered as a disinfectant, it must pass efficacy testing for each given virus or microorganism. This test includes exposing the subject strain to the disinfectant and the product must kill over 99.99% of the microorganism to pass. Often an organic soil load is added to create a more challenging test as organic material on the surface reduces the efficacy of a disinfectant. The industry standard is a 5% organic soil load which simulates slightly “dirty” conditions. Spaulding Decon uses the only product in the industry that was tested and EPA registered against the human coronavirus at much higher, more challenging, but the real-world scenario, which is 98% soil load.

Coronavirus outbreaks can become widespread epidemics or even global pandemics. But the coronavirus can be controlled. Spaulding Decon applies cleaning and disinfecting techniques and pays special attention to common “hot spot” or high touchpoints like door handles, faucets, water fountain knobs, or even toys that are used by multiple children throughout the day.

Feeling Concerned? Contact Spaulding Decon!

If you are at all concerned that your environment might have been exposed to the coronavirus or want to have your space disinfected “just in case” – call us, Spaulding Decon, at 215-275-0706, or email

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