Fighting the Ebola Virus with a New Disinfectant



The Facts

It occurs mainly in Central and West Africa. The Ebola virus is one of the deadliest pathogens in general. Up to 90 percent of those infected die within a week after the onset of symptoms.
After an incubation period of three to 16 days initially occur fever, headache, muscle aches, diarrhea and vomiting. In the further course, there is bloody diarrhea, blood vomiting and internal bleeding.
A state of shock with renal failure and the failure of other vital organs eventually lead to death.
There is no successful treatment therapy or vaccines against the disease. However, initial progress to combat the dangerous pathogen were made ​​on animals in the United States and Canada in recent years.
Fighting the virus and its propagation is a battle on many fronts.
First and most dangerous it is for those who are in direct contacts with the infected. The second danger is the direct environment like the rooms, mostly in the emergency and isolation rooms of hospitals where the infected ones are treated and third there is the area outside these direct contact zones like the homes or hospital grounds in general.

There is some light on the Horizon.

As bad as the upper mentioned facts are the virus has a few very sensitive weak points (regarding its own life and further propagation):
It is very heat sensitive as it cannot survive 60°C and it is easily destroyed by disinfectants.
So those being in direct contact to the body fluids of the infected individuals, like caring relatives, hospital employees like nurses and doctors need to take utmost prevention measures like sealed protection garment, gloves, masks and footwear.
But beyond the ones directly in contact with the infected there can be prepared a forceful barrier: Well carried out disinfection planning.
As many disinfectants are dangerous by themselves only to mention a few like formaldehyde or peracetic acid or hydrogen peroxide or hydrogen peroxide vapors may be only effective and used inside closed rooms like emergency units as they have a lot of practicable disadvantages when it comes to large area disinfection plans.
And not only may the chemically aggressive disinfectants be difficult to apply outside closed areas they are also a direct threat to those who apply them and last but not least to the environment.
How disinfectants work in General.

Here it is important to recall in a short way the definitions what makes a good and effective disinfectant:
Disinfectants are substances that act as microbicides because of their chemical properties and therefore they kill microorganisms. They are used as part of hygiene measures for reducing bacteria or viruses. Disinfection in its general meaning reduces pathogenic microorganisms
The following general requirements are demanded from an effective disinfectant:
  • fast and comprehensive germ reduction
  • Needs to have sufficient penetration depth
  • It must have active resistance to organic material
  • Low systemic toxicity in order not to put the ones getting in contact in danger
  • Good compatibility with skin, mucous membranes and wounds
  • Durability but the same time biodegradability.
  • Low odor
  • Most disinfectants are defined as medical products with medium risk potential
As the Ebola virus now is spreading and therefore the need of large areas being sanitized to form a distance barrier a new disinfectant will find its way as a measure to sanitize large areas.
  1. The organic disinfectant AgriHit™

AgriHit disinfectant is formulated with organic natural substances like bioflavonoids and mild organic acids that work more effective than chlorine or hydrogen peroxide.
Chlorine and Hydrogen peroxides are controversial to the requirement for a good disinfectant when it comes to low toxicity.
The effectiveness of AgriHit disinfectant is based on its colloidal chemistry. More and more scientific studies show that colloidal chemistry is superior to old disinfectant and cleaning agents with the additional advantage of being harmless to humans, animals and plants.
So what is the secret behind the disinfectant potential of AgriHit is the colloidal micelle technology?
In a biotechnological process the upper mentioned mild bioflavonoids and organic acids are treated in a way that they will minuscule down to molecular sizes. We are talking here about areas from one to fifty nanometers, which are molecular dimensions. This guarantees a fast and comprehensive germ reduction and penetration depth.
The bioflavonoids and organic acids, all extracts of natural plants qualify as FDA approved food stocks and nutrient additives which in the fermenting process form the new particles, the colloidal micelles.
The reactive materials qualified for FDA approval because they were of low systemic toxicity and showed good compatibilities with skin mucous membranes and wounds.
Stemming from natural materials it has naturally an active resistance to organic materials. Durability but the same time biodegradability while other disinfectants like formaldehyde or hydrogen peroxide will be harmful to humans and the rest of the environment.
This proves that AgriHit is not only fulfilling but also exceeding the demands for an effective disinfectant.
How AgriHit disinfectant is acting?

As a nontoxic organic replacement for chlorine and other hazardous materials it does not poison the organism but acts mechanically by destroying the cellular membrane of a micro-organism by cell wall intrusion. All ingredients are carried in a food safe naturally derived glycerin solvent which makes the active ingredients infinitely soluble in water.
AgriHit disinfectant is left on the surface which has been subject to disinfection and continues to sanitize until the bacteria/pathogen loading exceeds the volume of AgriHit™ disinfectant present.

So why AgriHit is an ideal disinfectant for helping to reduce the spread of the Ebola Virus?

In the region of Central and West Africa where up to now the most fatalities of Ebola were registered and therefore the largest need of wide area disinfection is needed the most of the secondary fighting, meaning the prevention measures, are performed by local inhabitants of the area.
These people hardly have the qualifications to distribute hazardous materials as disinfectants like chlorine or formaldehydes over wider areas without the control of specialists. These highly trained specialists are coming normally from out of the country or even from other continents and have more than enough to do in the primary fighting of the epidemics. They are needed in the hospitals to treat the many patients and make sure that the infected are isolated until their final recovery.
They are helping to make disinfection plans which then have to be executed by local forces.
AgriHit disinfectant in this scenery has a triple advantage:
·         It is highly effective in fighting the virus should it have overcome the isolated areas.
·         It is long time effective as it does not need to be washed away after short contact times.

·         And most importantly local people can be trained easily as area disinfectors    
as the disinfectant being based on natural ingredients does not expose them to any additional harm.

·         It does not even more harm the local environment like farming and gardening in a region suffering already so much by the plague alone.



AgriHit disinfectant is a part of Green 3D Shield™ Infection Control System

Green 3D Shield™ is a specialized system used for building quality indoors with surface and air cleanliness which supports total infection and disease control. Green 3D Shield™ contains several proprietary components; organic disinfectants and biodegradable cleaners made from organic plant extracts. Another specialty of our company is the photo catalyst purification coating technology which is developed using natural minerals.

For more information, please visit our website www.AgriHit.com

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