Cell parasites that do not have viral envelopes covering their central Capsid. Noroviruses but also rota- and adenoviruses are typical representatives. In contrast to Enveloped viruses, nonenveloped viruses are characterised by a higher resistance to chemical, physical procedures and other environmental influences and, if applicable, require the use of particularly powerful disinfectants that possess virucidal activity.
The A-to-Z database provides information on each pathogen, the most common infections that it triggers, its main transmission paths and recommendations on disinfection. In the glossary, you will find explanations of infection control terms. Search now!