I ran across this article and the applications for zapping Ebola and eliminating casual contact is profound. If one of these devices were at airports,
train stations and anywhere mass people go through like the TSA scanners, surface contact of viruses would be eliminated making close contact the only
way it would spread. No need for sprays and consumable items that may not work. Can you imagine the huge decrease of exposure and slowing it down
enough to get a handle on it. This is the only weapon I have seen to fight Ebola from infecting the environment. Everything done seems to be about a
vaccination instead of ways to contain and slow it's progress. I am sure it would be much easier and faster to mass produce present ultraviolet
technology in the war on Ebola than to develop a serum. That is if there isn't already one developed.
Hospitals sometimes have UV systems to clean the air and water systems.
I think the drawback for using them to clean a room is they require line of sight (any shadow will obviously block the UV and save the microorganism).
Maybe the new robot does a good job though, I have not had time to really look into it.
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