BruTab 6S Product Overview

Viruses in the News – Brulin Disinfectant Response  

Enterovirus 68   This organism is making headlines for causing severe respiratory illness in children across the country.  It is a very hardy virus that is resistant to most disinfectants, especially quats, at normal and even  elevated dilution rates. There are no disinfectants available from any manufacturer with a label claim  against Enterovirus 68, that we have been able to locate in the EPA database.   On September 12, 2014, the CDC published a Health Advisory on Enterovirus D68    ( http://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00369.asp#contentArea ).  In the Infection control section of this  advisory, they state, “As EV‐D68 is a non‐enveloped virus, environmental disinfection of surfaces in  healthcare settings should be performed using a hospital‐grade disinfectant with an EPA label claim for  any of several non‐enveloped viruses (e.g. norovirus, poliovirus, rhinovirus). Disinfectant products  should be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions for the specific label claim and in a  manner consistent with environmental infection control recommendations.”  Brulin products with one of more of those claims recommended by the CDC include BruTab 6S, BruClean  TbC, Jet‐O‐Cide disinfectant spray, and CDQ aerosol.*  Ebola Virus  Concern about the spread of the Ebola virus is in news.  It is not an airborne organism.  However, it is  very contagious when transmitted via contact with bodily fluids – including sweat.  There are no EPA  Registered disinfectants or sanitizers with claims against Ebola Virus. This is due to fact that testing labs  are not allowed to get samples of the virus to test against.  No manufacturer can claim their product is  EPA‐approved for effectiveness against Ebola.  On August 1, 2014, the CDC published an “Interim Guidance for Environmental Infection Control in  Hospitals for Ebola Virus.” ( http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/environmental‐infection‐control‐in‐ hospitals.html ).  In these guidelines, they stated “Hospitals are recommended to use a U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)‐registered hospital disinfectant with a label claim for a non‐ enveloped virus (e.g., norovirus, rotavirus, adenovirus, poliovirus) to disinfect environmental surfaces in  rooms of patients with suspected or confirmed Ebola virus infection.”  Brulin products with one of more of those claims recommended by the CDC include BruTab 6S, BruClean  TbC, Jet‐O‐Cide disinfectant spray, and CDQ aerosol.* 

*Check with your Brulin representative about the availability of the aerosol products in your state.  

(Brulin Distributor Newsletter 10.1.14)

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