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A narrative review on disinfection tunnel for Covid-19: a friend or foe?

Nik Him, Nik Ahmad Shaiffudin and Nik Mohamad, Nik Arif and Jusoh, Azizul Fadzli and Abu, Aminudin and Sham, Radhir (2021) A narrative review on disinfection tunnel for Covid-19: a friend or foe? Malaysian Journal of Applied Sciences (MyJAS), 6 (2). pp. 85-92. ISSN 0127-9246


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.37231/myjas.2021.6.2.287


The use of a disinfection tunnel has become increasingly popular to eliminate the Covid-19 on the body particularly during the pandemic, however insufficient attention paid to its effectiveness and safety. We undertake a narrative review on the disinfection tunnel and evaluate their effectiveness and safety. The keyword searches of Medline, EMBASE, PubMed, EBM reviews database and manual searches of Google Scholar and US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) was used. An analysis of the papers reviewed were categorized into three main themes: technical design of disinfection tunnel; effectiveness of disinfectant used; and safety or harmful effect. To date, no relevant specific scientific studies or evidence retrieved about disinfection tunnel for public usage including effectiveness and safety. We found a various designs of disinfection in the market today. It mainly originated from an innovative idea to assist in limiting the spread of Covid-19. However, current available evidence does not support its effectiveness and safety. Although it may lead to a false sense of security, this potential approach appears attractive thus creates an opportunity for further research.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:disinfection tunnel, sanitization, safety, effectiveness
Subjects:R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology
ID Code:98348
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:08 Dec 2022 14:43
Last Modified:08 Dec 2022 14:43

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