For the most updated information on the Ebola virus we recommend that you visit www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola.
Click here for guidance from the CDC on how to tell the difference between the flu and ebola.
As with all infectious diseases, good hygiene can play a role in controlling its spread. However the most important public health recommendation is that people report to the nearest health facility if they develop any symptoms indicative of Ebola. For more information, click here.
The CDC and EPA have issued guidance, for hospital settings, recommending the use of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants for surface disinfection to help prevent the spread of the Ebola virus. We will continue to update this page as further guidance is issued.
Based on this guidance, products that meet the following criteria are likely to kill the Ebola virus.
1. The product meets the CDC criteria for disinfectant products with label claims for a non-enveloped virus;
2. The product is intended for use on hard, non-porous surfaces; and,
3. The product label use instructions for the non-enveloped virus or viruses should be followed.
Lysol products have not specifically been tested against the Ebola virus but the products here meet the criteria established by the CDC and EPA.