is in response to the many questions regarding the control and cleaning
of potentially infectious surfaces where the Ebola Virus is of concern.
Anabec has put together the following guidelines which take into
account our product usage and the current CDC guidelines for infection
control. The process of cleaning / disinfection in situations where there
is the potential for any infection transmission requires the use of
personal protection. Worker protection is the most important step in
cleaning up infectious disease contaminants. At a minimum, ...disposable
gloves, a disposable impermeable suit, closed toe shoes with disposable
covering, eye protection and facemask are required to protect against
direct skin and mucous membranes from exposure to any dirt, organic
debris, contaminated remains, cleaning chemicals splashes or spatters
during environmental cleaning and disinfection activities. A good place
to looks Hazardous Waste Regulations ( 29 CFR 1910
provides a broad regulatory framework for worker protection in
hazardous and infectious environments, particularly OSHA’s Personal
Protective Equipment Standard (29 CFR 1910.132), Respiratory Protection
Standard (29 CFR 1910.134) and Bloodborne Pathogen Standards
(29 CFR 1910.1030). Anabec recommends worker Hazmat training (40 hours
Hazwopper), as outlined in the above standard for this specific
application. Additional recommendations and safe practices can be
found on the Center for Disease Control website ( www.cdc.gov
Anabec has always recommended the practice of clean, then disinfect. This two-step process is crucial to achieving the best possible and most thorough results. The initial cleaning step involves the removal of dirt and organic debris, which are a haven for microorganisms to thrive and multiply. We recommend using the Anabec Advanced Cleaning Solution to perform an initial cleaning of the area to remove all of the dirt and organic debris. The Anabec Advanced Cleaning Solution is a patented cleaning product that uses the power of peroxide to loosen and lift dirt and organic debris. The Advanced Cleaning Solution will not stain or discolor most interior finishes. See our product application guideline for more thorough information. The cleaning step must include physical scrubbing and wiping to achieve the desired results. This leaves an extremely clean surface behind. Failure to clean completely or properly will diminish the effectiveness of the disinfection step.
Following thorough surface cleaning apply an appropriate disinfectant / virucide to the surface. There are currently no EPA Registered disinfectants tested against the Ebola Virus. The current recommendation from the CDC for the disinfection of the Ebola Virus calls for the use of EPA Registered disinfectants that are effective against non-enveloped viruses. Non-enveloped viruses (i.e.: Norovirus, Adenovirus, Rotavirus) are typically very hearty and more resistant to disinfectants than enveloped viruses. Ebola is an enveloped virus and according to the CDC website will be susceptible to types of disinfectants that can kill non-enveloped viruses. Anabec’s Anasphere is a quaternary ammonium chloride based disinfectant with broad virucidal killing power. A complete list of the tested virus’s found on Anasphere’s label are listed here: Avian Influenza A (H5N1) virus, Avian influenza/Turkey/Wisconsin virus (ATCC VR-798), Human Coronairus (ATCC VR-740), Hepatitis B Virus, Hepatitis C Virus, Herpes Simplex Type 1 virus (ATCC VR-260), Herpes Simplex Type 2 virus (ATCC VR-734), HIV-1, Influenza A H1N1 virus (ATCC VR-1469), Influenza A2/Hong Kong virus (ATCC VR-544) (H3N1), Influenza A2/J305 virus (ATCC VR-100), Norovirus (Norwalk-like virus) (ATCC VR-782), Vaccinia virus (ATCC VR-119).
Use Anasphere according to the directions, this includes mixing 3 ounces of the concentrate with 5 gallons of water to make a 450 ppm quaternary disinfecting solution. Apply to the surfaces with mechanical or trigger sprayer and wipe with a cloth. Change the cloth often to prevent recontamination. The surfaces being disinfected require that Anasphere remain wet on the surface for ten minutes to be effective. Please see the product application guideline on our website ( www.anabec.com ) and review the complete directions on the product label.