Efficacy of an Automated Multiple Emitter Whole-Room Ultraviolet-C Disinfection System Against Coronaviruses MHV and MERS-CoV

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 May;37(5):598-9. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.348. Epub 2016 Jan 28.


Efficient and automated methods of disinfecting surfaces contaminated with the Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) may prevent the spread of the virus. Here we report the efficacy and use of an automated triple-emitter whole room UV-C disinfection system to inactivate mouse hepatitis virus, strain A59 (MHV-A59) and MERS-CoV viruses on surfaces with a >5 log10 reduction.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Chlorocebus aethiops
  • Cross Infection / prevention & control*
  • Disinfection / methods*
  • HeLa Cells
  • Humans
  • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus / radiation effects*
  • Murine hepatitis virus / radiation effects*
  • Ultraviolet Therapy / instrumentation*
  • Vero Cells