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August, 30 2023

Deformed wing virus of honey bees is inactivated by cold plasma ionized hydrogen peroxide

This study examined the use of SteraMist ionized Hydrogen Peroxide (iHP) technology on Deformed Wing Virus (DWV). The SteraMist application of iHP to DWV-contaminated surfaces has demonstrated a remarkable ability to reduce both the virus’s infectivity to honeybee pupae and the incidence of overt DWV infections in those hosts exposed to iHP-treated DWV inoculates.