1st December 2014
The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever, causes an acute, serious illness which is often fatal if untreated. The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission.
According to the World Health Organization, “The Ebola virus can be eliminated relatively easily from surfaces using heat, alcohol-based products, and liquid bleach or bleaching powders and tablets at appropriate concentrations.”
This is where Water Treatment Products has been involved. Our manufacturing facility has packed 40,000 kilos of disinfectant in 7 days; shipped this to a military airport for rapid exportation to West Africa. We are currently working on another 60,000 kilo of a well-known disinfectant to assist with the Ebola virus outbreak.
The staff at WTP Ltd pulled together as a team, to ensure an effective response and are proud to have made such an important contribution to the effort.
The Ebola virus, without an effective treatment may represent a significant health risk but it is surprisingly easy to kill. Therefore infection prevention represents the best course of action in tackling the Ebola crisis.
In the rapidly unfolding saga of the West African Ebola outbreak, the critical role of surface disinfection is highlighted repeatedly by public health professionals along with public education, isolation and quarantine, contact tracing, good hygiene and personal responsibility. From sanitizing healthcare environments used for Ebola patient care, to airplanes used for international travel, to homes formerly inhabited by Ebola patients, chlorine bleach proves time and again to be a trusted ally in the raging battle against Ebola.
For more information on WTP disinfectant products please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org