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How to Use ProVetLogic products as Hospital Grade Disinfectants

Ebola VirusWe have been monitoring the EPA and CDC web-sites for input on how to deal with environmental infection control, in case the Ebola Virus in Texas happens to spread. Unfortunately, the EPA generally does not allow us to make direct claims against a specific organism, unless it is proven so.

They have, in the past, fined companies for making a direct unproven claim. EPA is also looking aggressively for misleading claims for enforcement actions. The CDC, on the other hand, publishes recommendations for prevention and control for healthcare facilities to follow, when no other procedures exist. Recently, the CDC has published an “Interim Guidance for Environmental Infection Control in Hospitals for Ebola Virus. Interim_Guidance_for_Environmental_Infection_Control_in_Hospitals_for_Ebola


CDC On Ebola Virus

Ebola virus is a highly infectious and often fatal disease that has gained significant global attention in recent years. This report provides a comprehensive overview of the fight against the Ebola virus, highlighting its recent relevance and impact on general audiences.

The fight against the Ebola virus has become increasingly relevant due to its potential to cause devastating outbreaks and public health emergencies. Efforts to combat the virus have focused on prevention, containment, and the development of effective treatments and vaccines. The international community, including medical professionals, researchers, and organizations, have been actively involved in implementing various strategies to control the spread of the virus and minimize its impact on affected communities.

Recent years have seen significant progress in the fight against Ebola, with advancements in vaccine development, improved surveillance and response systems, and increased global collaboration. These efforts have contributed to a decline in the number of Ebola cases and a more effective response to outbreaks. However, ongoing vigilance and continued investment in research, infrastructure, and education are essential to sustain these positive outcomes and prevent future outbreaks.

The fight against the Ebola virus remains a critical global endeavor, with recent advancements showing promise in controlling its spread and mitigating its impact. Efforts to combat the virus continue to be of utmost importance in safeguarding public health and ensuring the well-being of communities worldwide.

See also https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/environmental-infection-control-in-hospitals.html that provides some good insight on how to maintain an acceptable environment against the virus. In the guidance, they specifically state: From the CDC website:

Use a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered hospital disinfectant

Use a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered hospital disinfectant with a label claim for a non-enveloped virus (e.g., norovirus, rotavirus, adenovirus, poliovirus) to disinfect environmental surfaces in rooms of patients with suspected or confirmed Ebola virus infection.

Although there are no products with specific label claims against the Ebola virus, enveloped viruses such as Ebola are susceptible to a broad range of hospital disinfectants used to disinfect hard, non-porous surfaces. In contrast, non-enveloped viruses are more resistant to disinfectants. As a precaution, selection of a disinfectant product with a higher potency than what is normally required for an enveloped virus is being recommended at this time. EPA-registered hospital disinfectants with label claims against non-enveloped viruses (e.g., norovirus, rotavirus, adenovirus, poliovirus) are broadly antiviral and capable of inactivating both enveloped and non-enveloped viruses.

With this in mind, the following hospital grade disinfectants, offered by ProVetLogic, that are proven effective against one or more of the mentioned viruses above can be used to meet the CDC’s recommendations.

ProVetLogic Spray & Wipe Disinfectant:Best RTU (ready to use) for disinfection of high-touch surfaces; effective against Rotavirus, Norovirus.

ProVetLogic Animal Facility Disinfectant: Best concentrate for floors, walls, doors, bathrooms; Effective against norovirus, adenovirus, rotavirus, parvovirus and Covid-19,

Wear Personal Protective Equipment to avoid Ebola

According to the CDC, “Be sure environmental services staff wear recommended personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect against direct skin and mucous membrane exposure of cleaning chemicals, contamination, and splashes or spatters during environmental cleaning and disinfection activities. If reusable heavy-duty gloves are used for cleaning and disinfecting, they should be disinfected and kept in the room or anteroom. Be sure staff are instructed in the proper use of PPE including safe removal to prevent contaminating themselves or others in the process, and that contaminated equipment is disposed of appropriately.”

ProVetlogic has a complete line of Workwear and Isolation PPE supplies.