Virkon™ S kills Avian Influenza virus at 1:200 in just 60 seconds!

  • Rapid speed of kill at an economical dilution rate
  • Proven efficacy against Avian Influenza H7N9, H5N1 and H7N1
  • Remains highly effective in cold winter temperatures & in the presence of organic challenge
  • Suitable for all Avian Influenza continuous & terminal biosecurity disinfection procedures

With Avian Influenza (bird flu) an ever-present threat to global poultry producers, and the heightened risks that the annual waterfowl migration season brings, the premier veterinary & livestock disinfectant Virkon™ S has recently been evaluated at Accuratus Lab Services in the USA against the H7N9 strain.

This latest test was carried out under the conditions as required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and confirmed that Virkon™ S achieves complete deactivation of the Avian Influenza virus in just 60 seconds, at an excellent in-use dilution rate of 1:200, and in the presence of organic challenge.

An outbreak of Avian Influenza will decimate flocks and can be financially crippling.  It is therefore imperative that poultry producers remain highly vigilant of Avian Influenza and reassess, fine-tune and implement the highest levels of continuous and terminal biosecurity at all times.

Virkon™ S is designed for use in all Avian Influenza biosecurity prevention and decontamination procedures in and around the poultry house including the disinfection of surfaces, equipment, water systems, footdips, vehicles, cold and thermal fogging.  

Virkon™ S, unlike a number of other disinfectants remains highly effective in cold winter temperatures, in the presence of organic challenge and across the pH spectrum, without the need to increase its concentration or surface contact time.

Virkon™ Disinfectant Technologies’ North America Technical Sales Manager at LANXESS, Jeff Odle explains, “Enhanced Avian Influenza biosecurity is an area that most producers are giving great thought to, but this needs to be worked at and tailored to specific farms, with constant review. Producers need to think about how Avian Influenza can get onto farm and then think of policies to try and prevent this.”