EPA Releases Disinfectants For Use Against Ebola Virus
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a list of registered disinfectants that meets the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) criteria for use against the Ebola virus on hard, non-porous surfaces.
The agency stresses that it is necessary to follow the specific use instructions on the label for each disinfectant in order for the disinfectant to be effective. The product label will not specifically mention effectiveness against the Ebola virus. Instead, it will mention effectiveness against a different virus, such as norovirus, rotavirus, adenovirus, and/or poliovirus.
CDC’s guidance recommends:
• The use of an EPA-registered hospital disinfectant with a label claim for use against a non-enveloped virus (e.g., norovirus, rotavirus, adenovirus, poliovirus); and
• The product label use directions for the non-enveloped virus or viruses should be followed when disinfecting against the Ebola virus.
A full list of products can be found here.