Intervention® disinfectants receive approval for use against ASFv

October 1, 2020 - Virox™ has announced that Intervention® Farm Disinfectant-Cleaner Concentrate has been approved by the EPA for use against African Swine Fever virus (ASFv).

The addition of the ASFv claim provides confidence that Intervention™ will be highly effective in the event of an outbreak in North America.

African Swine Fever has been the most significant disease outbreak within the global swine community in recent years. This viral infection has caused devastation throughout Asia and Europe, and an outbreak in North America would have extreme consequences, both in terms of direct costs of depopulating herds, and long-term economic impacts from limitations to trade. As there is no treatment option available, prevention, including rigorous cleaning and disinfection, is our only defense. However, cleaning and disinfection should not be a trade-off between efficacy against pathogens and safety to the user and environment.

José Ramirez, Lead Science Advisor at Virox Animal Health explains that “Even the small number of formulated products that have demonstrated efficacy against the virus through direct data are difficult to handle and suffer from less-than ideal occupational safety and environmental profiles.”

When used as directed, Intervention® is non-toxic, non-irritating, and readily biodegradable. In addition, its strong cleaning capabilities, ease of application and superior surface coverage make it an excellent choice for everyday use.

In the case of ASFv, Intervention® concentrate should be applied for a contact time of ten minutes at a 1:64 dilution. Virox™ Technologies has been formulating revolutionary disinfectants for the war against pathogens for more than 20 years.