In the latest outbreak of the highly contagious coronaviruses, people are being urged to use protective masks when using the disinfectant or disinfectant Mister.
The products are available at a range of retailers in the UK and the US and the CDC has issued a “hazard alert” warning people to wear protective gear.
A spokesperson for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said: “The use of disinfectant masks and sanitiser, or other similar protective equipment, to prevent the spread or spread of coronavirectitis is important for those who have a cough, cold or sore throat, or who are at high risk of exposure.”
It’s a precautionary measure, but should be taken as a last resort.
“The US Centers, which tracks coronavirochism cases worldwide, said it was investigating the use of Mister products.
The spokesperson said:”We are working closely with our suppliers to determine how we can better support their customers, and will provide updates on this matter when we have more information.”
There is also a shortage of disinfectants available.
The UK has the highest number of disinfection masks in use, with about 30,000 available, but the CDC advises anyone with a cough or cold to use a mask.
The US government is encouraging people to take a cough suppressant to prevent further spread of cases, the CDC said.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said it is advising all people with a cold to get a cough mask and other treatments.
It said people should also avoid the use, storage and consumption of disinfecting wipes or disinfectants.
It urged all healthcare workers to wear masks while working with coronavirinics.
The WHO said it had seen “unusual cases of people using disinfectant to disinfect their hands, including people with serious or life-threatening respiratory conditions”.
The WHO said the use and distribution of disinfectentant mists and other disinfectants was a precaution against spread of disease.”
In addition to the potential risk of spread of COVID-19 by the spread and use of such materials, these mists are particularly dangerous for people with compromised immune systems, such as those with COPD or COPD-related asthma or other COPD symptoms,” the agency said.