The Ebola Virus – How Ultraviolet Light KILLS Ebola
“Ultraviolet light has been deemed an effective way of helping to control the contamination of Ebola with surfaces after it is outside the host.”
“Ultraviolet lights inactivates the Ebola virus existing in an environment that is treated with UV, thus stopping the spread of the virus in seconds.”
Ultraviolet light (UVC) has been deemed an effective way of helping to control the contamination of Ebola with surfaces after it is outside the host. The American Association of Blood Banks, Center for Disease Control, and various infection control journals have all provided some form of guidance on treating contaminated environments and have all recognized ultraviolet light as a valid and great tool for the job. Ultraviolet lamps are far more environmentally green than chemicals and there is virtually no issue of human error or not cleaning every surface. For example, the ARTZ/Pathogon unit can be rolled into an area, such as a patient’s room after treatment, and can be turned on by a tablet and left in the room to clean. The air and all surfaces in the room will be disinfected in minutes while nurses or healthcare staff can spend time on other matters.
For the full article, please visit the American Ultraviolet website.