Can ethyl alcohol be used as antiseptic or disinfectant to kill ebola virus?

Asked August 22, 2014, 5:21 AM EDT

Can ethyl alcohol be used as antiseptic or disinfectant to kill ebola virus?

Outside United States human health health and diseases

1 Response

Thank you for your question. While we strive to provide quality, relevant information, this is outside our area of expertise.

That said, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just released this guidance: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/environmental-infection-control-in-hospitals.html