Inactivation of human and simian rotaviruses by ozone.
Department of Applied Science, Brookhaven National
Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973.
The inactivation of simian rotavirus SA-11 and human
rotavirus type 2 (Wa) by ozone was compared at 4 degrees C by using
single-particle virus stocks. Although the human strain was clearly more
sensitive, both virus types were rapidly inactivated by ozone
concentrations of 0.25 mg/liter or greater at all pH levels tested.
Comparison of the virucidal activity of ozone with that of chlorine in
identical experiments indicated little significant difference in
rotavirus-inactivating efficiencies when the disinfectants were used at
concentrations of 0.25 mg/liter or greater.
PMID: 2823709 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]