The countries of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria in Western Africa are experiencing a large resurgence of the Ebola Virus (EVD). Over 3000 people have contracted the disease and 1546 people have died from symptoms in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria countries (29 Aug 2014, WHO). The current fatality rate is 53%. The virus is documented to have crossed boarders via international travel. However, it is currently centered in Western Africa. The outbreak is thought to be associated from bats and often spread to other humans via contact and droplet infection.
Ebola is a severe illness caused by Ebola virus. It is highly infectious, rapidly fatal, with a death of up to 90%, but can be prevented. It is spread through direct contact with body fluids like blood, saliva, urine, sperm, etc. of an infected person and by contact with contaminated surfaces or equipment, including linen soiled by body fluids from an infected person. The Ebola virus can be relatively easily eliminated with heat, alcohol-based products, and sodium hypochlorite (bleach) or calcium hypochlorite (bleaching powder) at appropriate concentrations.
The Ebola virus is an enveloped virus, so fortunately the virus can be neutralized quite easily with heat, high concentrate alcohol solutions or sodium hypochlorite solutions. SARAYA's biochemical chemists suggest alcohol based hand disinfectants for the fastest precautionary prevention of the Ebola virus and most other pathogens transferred via the hands.
80% Ethanol 0.2% chlorhexidine solution for regular hygienic and surgical hand disinfection. Formulated for extensive use throughout the day without harming the skin...Details
Polyhexamethylene Biguanide Hydrochlorid 1.0w/w%, Isopropanol 65w/w%, n-Propyl Alcohol 15w/w%. Fast acting and highly anti-viral and anti-bacterial hand disinfectant...Details
Reference: WHO, Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Care of Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Filovirus Haemorrhagic Fever in Health-Care Settings, with Focus on Ebola, August 2014
Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment To Be Used by Healthcare Workers During Management of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease in U.S. Hospitals, Including Procedures for Putting On (Donning) and Removing (Doffing) CDC, Oct 2014 http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/procedures-for-ppe.html