The global outbreak of Coronavirus has recently reached the U.S., and major cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and others have begun screening airline travelers. Some have gone so far as to declare a State of Emergency in certain cases. 

As of late February, the World Health Organization confirmed more than 80,000 cases of Coronavirus worldwide; more than 2,700 people have died and new cases are being confirmed daily. As of February 23, 2020, more than 100 people in 26 states have been investigated, with 53 confirmed cases within the United States, according to the CDC. At this time, the CDC has confirmed there is no vaccine available, but is recommending sanitary precautions to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus. 

Odorox® Eliminated >99.99% of Two Viruses Selected for Testing by the FDA

Odorox® Hydroxyl Group is a leading supplier of Odorox®  - the only patented and scientifically proven hydroxyl technology in the marketplace today. The airborne hydroxyl radicals created by Odorox® work by treating pathogens in both the air and on surfaces. These radicals are scientifically known to react one million times faster than ozone, bleach, or other cleaning agents.

What does that mean for the Coronavirus? 

  • Aerosol Research & Engineering Laboratories (ARE) tested the Odorox® MDU/Rx following FDA guidelines. All five tests on FDA-selected viruses, bacteria, and mold had kill rates of between 4 and 5 log reductions (99.99% - 99.999%) within two hours - an exceptionally high and fast kill rate. FDA then approved the Odorox® MDU/Rx as a Class II Medical Device for use in occupied areas. Click here to download a full PDF on this research. 

To be clear, testing a new virulent virus like the Coronavirus is not possible for several reasons. First, only major national labs like the CDC and NIH get samples so soon after the emergence of the virus. Second, commercial labs are not equipped to test them as it would require biosafety containment facilities and protocols beyond their capability. 

However, one of the viruses chosen by the FDA when testing Odorox® was the MS2 virus. Based on what is known about the new Coronavirus, it is believed that the MS2 virus is an excellent surrogate as it too is a positive-sense, single-stranded, RNA virus. The FDA considered it a routine simulant for pathogenic RNA viruses and said the test results were “exceptional”.

Odorox® machines are used in spaces from small bedrooms to large scale areas such as offices, commercial buildings, healthcare facilities, schools and universities, etc. They require no work on your end - just plug them in and turn them on.

Odorox® machines operate around the clock - 24 hours a day. They are an extremely effective tool for killing airborne microorganisms and treating hard to reach areas. This is particularly important when treating viral diseases, like Coronavirus, as the main vector for transmission is inhalation of the aerosolized virus. 

Only needing to plug in Odorox® makes the treatment process less time consuming and reduces the stress that comes with continually having to respray and repeatedly wipe all surfaces as new pathogens enter the area. It is recommended to incorporate Odorox® in conjunction with other surface cleaning protocols to create the safest and cleanest environments. 

If you have any questions about Odorox® machines and how they can help, contact Odorox® Hydroxyl Group directly at 888-479-7607 or via email at