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September, 8 2021

Coronavirus Mu Variant

The Mu Variant

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently designated the new Mu Variant of coronavirus as a “variant of interest (VOI)”. The Mu variant was first discovered in Columbia in January 2021 and has now been found throughout 39 countries, including the United States. The Mu variant has been detected in 49 U.S. states and is continuing to spread.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has recently identified 167 Mu variants in L.A. County. As with many viruses, there are many mutations, and they will continue to infect.

As time goes on, many variants of the coronavirus will continue to mutate and remain resistant to vaccines.

Prevention Is Key

The world is seeing aggressive mutations of coronavirus, and we need to remain consistent with taking preventative measures including mechanical cleaning.  A large part of that involves a consistent disinfection protocol for air and surfaces. We must stay vigilant and reduce the spread of coronavirus, along with the countless other disease-producing pathogens to come.

Protocols need to include more than just spray and wipe cleaning; high-log mechanical disinfection is a necessity when trying to control the spread of a virus. When researching to find the best disinfectant for your facility, be careful to ensure that the disinfection is EPA-registered for List N against emerging pathogens, including the coronavirus. Additionally, check the safety data sheet (SDS) for harsh chemicals to ensure the safety of your facility and personnel when using the product.

SteraMist Is The Solution

Designed to reach areas where pathogens may hide, the dry mist of SteraMist’s ionized Hydrogen Peroxide (iHP™) provides a quick, high-log kill to help stop outbreaks and prevent them before they occur.

EPA List N: EPA Reg. 90150-2 Binary Ionization Technology (BIT) Solution 

Mu Variant Checklist