Many countries around the world have come forward to find an effective cure to curb the deadly Ebola disease. For more than 2 years Ebola virus has killed thousands of West Africans and still many are falling prey to it.
Recently E- mist Innovations, an American based company has developed a new device that can be used to treat Ebola patients. The device has a wand and a container where any water- soluble disinfectant can be filled and the charged particles from the wand attach to any potentially harmful viruses or bacteria.
A partnership between E-Mist Innovations and a foundation spearheaded by the first lady of the Republic of Guinea is called 'Touch Point Healthy Guinea campaign'. It aims in training healthcare workers to use the device effectively to fight Ebola.
"We're really excited about this. We'll be going to villages and hospitals," said George Robertson, CEO.
Robertson said "In the coming years, 3,000-4,000 new jobs could be developed in West Africa if the larger campaign succeeds. Other countries devastated by the outbreak - Sierra Leone and Liberia - have also expressed interest."
He also said that he has plans to expand the company's reach also in the healthcare and public transportation sectors.