While Ebola Virus is unlikely to reach a pandemic status, we are all wondering on what we can do to prevent the spread and prevent contracting this potentially deadly virus.
Here are a few things we know from the CDC:
- Avoid direct contact with persons with Ebola Virus symptoms. Healthcare workers should wear protective clothing such as gloves, eye protection and face masks when treating Ebola patients.
- Ebola Virus is not an airborne virus. It is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids of an infected person such as vomit and blood. Protect mucous membranes and open wounds from bodily fluids of an infected person.
- Wash hands frequently or use an alcohol-based sanitizer.
- DISINFECT with an EPA registered disinfectant marked for hospital-use. Ebola virus will not be listed on the label so look for claims for non-enveloped viruses such as Norovirus, Poliovirus, Andenovirus and Rotavirus.
For more information on the Ebola Virus please visit the CDC’s website at:
We are recommending the following disinfectants for Ebola Virus: