Journal article

Povidone-Iodine Demonstrates Rapid In Vitro Virucidal Activity Against SARS-CoV-2, The Virus Causing COVID-19 Disease

Danielle E Anderson, Velraj Sivalingam, Adrian Eng Zheng Kang, Abhishek Ananthanarayanan, Harsha Arumugam, Timothy M Jenkins, Yacine Hadjiat, Maren Eggers

Infectious Diseases and Therapy | SPRINGER LONDON LTD | Published : 2020


INTRODUCTION: As of 22 June 2020, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)-coronavirus (CoV)-2 has infected more than 8.95 million people worldwide, causing > 468,000 deaths. The virus is transmitted through respiratory droplets and physical contact from contaminated surfaces to the mucosa. Hand hygiene and oral decontamination among other measures are key to preventing the spread of the virus. We report the in vitro virucidal activity of topical and oral povidone-iodine (PVP-I) products against SARS-CoV-2. METHODS: Suspension assays were used to assess the virucidal activity of PVP-I against SARS-CoV-2. Products were tested at a contact time of 30 s for virucidal activity. Viral titres were..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study, editorial support and the Rapid Service Fees for the publication of this manuscript was funded by Mundipharma Singapore Holding Pte. Limited.