Inactivation of Coronavirus with Ultraviolet Irradiation: What? How? Why?

10 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2020

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Kiarash Shirbandi

Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences

Sara Barghandan

Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences

Omid Mobinfar

Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences

Fakher Rahim

Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences - Health Research Institute

Date Written: April 8, 2020

Abstract

New coronavirus-2019 (nCOVID-19) is a coronavirus with an enveloped virus and a single-stranded positive-sense ribonucleic acid (RNA) of animal origin belonging to the beta-coronavirus group. Because viruses can spread to all levels and environments, it is difficult to clear the environment. For this problem, researchers work on UV devices until reaching a safe method for clear the environment. There is currently no study to investigate UV radiation on COVID-19. But, based on review literature and the similarity of the virus to another same virus, COVID-19 are sensitive to oxygen, and UV could alter spike (S) protein and alter genomic of this virus that the inactivated of this virus.

Note: Funding: Not have funding.

Conflict of Interest: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Keywords: Ultraviolet, Coronavirus, nCOVID-19, Non-Ionizing radiation

Suggested Citation

Shirbandi, Kiarash and Barghandan, Sara and Mobinfar, Omid and Rahim, Fakher, Inactivation of Coronavirus with Ultraviolet Irradiation: What? How? Why? (April 8, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3571418 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3571418

Kiarash Shirbandi (Contact Author)

Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences ( email )

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Sara Barghandan

Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences ( email )

I.R.Iran
Mailbox: 159
Ahvaz, 61357-1579
Iran

Omid Mobinfar

Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences ( email )

I.R.Iran
Mailbox: 159
Ahvaz, 61357-1579
Iran

Fakher Rahim

Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences - Health Research Institute ( email )

Ahvaz
Iran

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