Monkeypox Information

On May 23 2022, EPA invoked the viral emerging pathogen protocol in regard to monkeypox. Under this protocol, Microban 24 products have demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to monkeypox on hard, non-porous surfaces and have been added to EPA’s List Q Disinfectants for Emerging Viral Pathogens. In accordance with the EPA Viral Emerging Pathogen Policy, the following Microban 24 products can be used against monkeypox, when used in accordance with the directions for use.

  • Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray (EPA reg. # 4091-20-3573) when used in accordance to the Rhinovirus directions for use
  • Microban 24 Multi-Purpose Spray Cleaner (EPA reg. # 4091-21-3573) when used in accordance to the Rotavirus directions for use
  • Microban 24 Bathroom Spray Cleaner (EPA reg. # 4091-22-3573) when used in accordance to the Rhinovirus directions for use

Refer to the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/index.html for additional information.


FAQ

What is Monkeypox?

According to the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC), monkeypox is a rare disease that is caused by infection with monkeypox virus. Monkeypox belongs to a genus that “includes variola virus (the cause of smallpox), vaccinia virus (used in the smallpox vaccine), and cowpox virus.”

How does Monkeypox (disease) present itself?

According to the CDC, the early stages of the monkeypox illness, symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills and exhaustion. The clinical presentation evolves to include macules, papules, vesicles, pustules and scabs.

How is Monkeypox spread?

The CDC has indicated that monkeypox “spreads between people primarily through direct contact with infectious sores, scabs, or body fluids. It also can be spread by respiratory secretions during prolonged, face-to-face contact,” among other transmission paths.

How can Monkeypox transmission be prevented?

The CDC has published recommended best practices. As always, consult with medical experts to determine the best approach.


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The Protection that Lives on Microban 24 Hour Keeps Killing 99.9% of bacteria for up to 24 hours Sanitizing Spray (Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray). EPA Reg. # 4091-20-3573
The Protection that Lives on Microban 24 Hour Keeps Killing 99.9% of bacteria for up to 24 hours Multi-Purpose Cleaner Spray (Microban 24 Multi-Purpose Cleaner). EPA Reg. # 4091-21-3573
The Protection that Lives on Microban 24 Hour Keeps Killing 99.9% of bacteria for up to 24 hours Multi-Purpose Cleaner Spray (Microban 24 Bathroom Cleaner). EPA Reg. # 4091-22-3573