In the fall of 2014, fear gripped much of North Texas when the news that a man at a Dallas hospital tested positive for the Ebola virus. While Eric Duncan battled the disease, healthcare professionals scrambled to follow protocol to protect others from getting sick. Four days after Eric Duncan’s death, it was announced that one of the nurses who had treated him had contracted the virus. By this time, the news had spread, and the whole country was watching. EMist stepped up to meet the challenge and played a pivotal role in the disinfection of Nina Pham’s home as well as other cleanup efforts in the wake of the crisis.
‘Ebola fighter’ can decontaminate surfaces
A device that decontaminates surfaces exposed to Ebola, dubbed the ‘Ebola Fighter,’ is used to contain the virus’ spread.