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DuPont™ Biosecurity Kits Help Prevent, Control Spread of Viruses

by 5m Editor
2 March 2007, at 6:40pm

US - Drawing upon more than 40 years of experience in Animal Health Solutions and expert input from a range of disciplines, the DuPont™ Biosecurity Kit has been designed to help prevent and control the spread of viruses in the farm environment. The kit contains Virkon® S, the DuPont disinfectant and virucide with proven efficacy against the Avian Influenza virus in the poultry setting, personal protective equipment and other products that have been carefully selected to help reduce virus spread.

“DuPont’s knowledge of biosecurity management practices to minimize virus transmission, combined with its expertise in safety and protection, uniquely positions the company to bring the DuPont™ Biosecurity Kit for the Farm to the marketplace,” said Nick Fanandakis, vice president and general manager – DuPont Chemical Solutions Enterprise. “In developing the kit, DuPont strived to not only include products that have been shown to help reduce the spread of disease-causing virus and bacteria, but to integrate them in a logical and purposeful way. The result is a kit whose contents provide critically important protection for use in disease surveillance, virus control and containment situations.”

"DuPont industry experts, animal health experts, industrial hygienists, microbiologists, toxicologists, medical specialists, regulatory experts and globally positioned specialists all contributed to determining the contents of the kit. Each kit contains rubber boots, goggles, gloves, and an N95 respirator, in addition to the products and equipment highlighted below:

  • DuPont™ Virkon® S Disinfectant and Virucide — Virkon® S has been recognized and specified by United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) as a disinfectant to contain outbreaks and control the spread of the Avian Influenza around the world.
  • DuPont™ Tychem® QC Bib-style Apron — Provides excellent resistance to biohazards for parts of the body covered by the Apron, such as incidental contact with blood, as well as fluid and viral contaminants.
  • DuPont™ Tyvek® Hooded Coveralls — Lightweight, breathable and strong, Tyvek® Coveralls provide a barrier through the entire fabric, unlike other protective apparel materials that rely on a film that can be easily scratched or worn away.
  • DuPont™ RelyOn™ Antiseptic Spray — Effective against a wide range of human pathogens, RelyOn™ reduces disease-causing germs on hands and contains a skin-softening emollient for frequent use.

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