CDC Issues Ebola Virus Interim Guidelines

CDC Issues Ebola Virus Interim Guidelines

Our friends over at BBJ Environmental have shared with us some recent updates to CDC (Center for disease control) interim guidelines for hospital disinfection. There’s a lot of speculation going on around Ebola and how to clean the Ebola Virus from surfaces. We only recommend looking to the CDC for recommendations.

BBJ Environmental produces a variety of product for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces. One of their products is BBJ MMR-II, a hospital grade disinfectant that meets current guidelines for cleaning Ebola Virus from hard, non porous surfaces in hospital facilities.

Here’s an excerpt from their website which offers these new guidelines.

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.

SpeedClean is a master distributor for BBJ products including the BBJ MMR-II products. Please contact us for any information regarding this product.

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