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Killing Ebola With Ultra-Violet Light

By James Donahue

The Ebola pandemic is now terrorizing the world and the media is now suggesting that the virus may be out of control. The fear has been intensified after health workers Nina Pham and Amber Vinson mysteriously contracted the virus while in contact with dying patient Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

Hospital personnel insist that both women were following established medical protocol, wearing full protective gear so they never came in physical contact with Duncan. Yet both have become victims of the deadly disease. The fear now is that more will follow.

Doctors and health workers all over the world are now on high alert, and the concern is great. The public is worried about getting too close to a medical facility where an Ebola patient might just show up, and travelers are concerned about coming in contact with an infected person via public transportation services.

Are we at the beginning of an unstoppable disease that is about to sweep the world and leave billions of dead and decaying bodies in its wake?

Maybe not, writes Mike Adams, the self-proclaimed "Health Ranger" on the website Natural Health News.

Adams says ultra-violet light machines are already available and in use in an estimated 250 world hospitals, that he believes are capable of killing every known germ and virus, including Ebola, within minutes.

He said the machine, known as the Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot, is the invention of a team of doctors in San Antonio, Texas. It has already been shown to kill bugs hospitals, quarantine centers, commercial offices and even public schools.

Adams writes that the machine uses pulsed xenon-generated UV light to sweep entire rooms and kill any lurking virus like Ebola within minutes. He said it zaps them "with a specific wavelength of UV light at concentrations that are 25,000 times higher than natural sunlight."

Adams says studies published by the manufacturer claim extraordinary disinfection results when used on both bacterial superbugs and viral strains.

He says he especially likes this method of disinfecting rooms and medical equipment because it uses xenon, a green technology gas, instead of toxic mercury, which has been a mainstay among hospital disinfection procedures for years.

Using ultraviolet light to sanitize things is not a new idea. It has been known for years as a better way of purifying drinking water in public water systems. Many cities have turned to this system rather than pour toxic chlorine into the water.

The portable Xenex unit is not cheap. It costs about $100,000 per unit. But it may be money well spent if it can disinfect a typical hospital room and prevent superbugs like Ebola from spreading to the staff.