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Virkon® S - The science to kill pathogens

History Milestones for Virkon® S

Virkon S History: 1986 The first on farm peroxygen disinfectant launched

Virkon S History: 1989 Virkon® S registered with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Virkon S History: 1990 Virkon® S starts building its reputation as the premium biosecurity protection

Virkon S History: 2000 Classical Swine Fever (CSF) outbreak contained

Virkon S History: 2001 Deployed widely in UK FMD crisis

Virkon S History: 2002 USDA approves a special exemption license for Avian Influenza outbreak
UK Vehicle Testing organization (MIRA) tests Virkon® S for use on livestock transporters

Virkon S History: 2003 Selected by the Dutch government to control the Avian Influenza outbreak
DuPont acquires Antec International
Deployed in the Californian exotic Newcastle Disease outbreak

Virkon S History: 2004 Deployed in the South East Asian Avian Influenza crisis
AUSVETPLAN states that "Virkon® S is a modern disinfectant with outstanding virucidal properties"

Virkon S History: 2006 The UK government's Advisory Committee on Organic Standards (ACOS) recognises Virkon® S as suitable for use in Organic Farming
United Nations selects Virkon® S to combat Avian Flu in 69 nations

Virkon S History: 2007 Deployed in the UK FMD crisis

Virkon S History: 2010Purchased by Japanese and Bulgarian governments to control FMD outbreak