September 23, 2014
The 2014 Ebola outbreak is the largest Ebola outbreak in history and the first in West Africa.
To help aid the prevention efforts, Clorox is partnering with AmeriCares, to provide Clorox® Regular Bleach2 in the affected regions. AmeriCares is a non-profit that provides disaster relief and humanitarian medical aid to people in crisis in the USA and around the world. 36,000 bottles of Clorox® Regular Bleach2 will be shipped from the Aberdeen Plant to healthcare workers along with educational materials in clinics in rural regions that are in need of aid.
“It was a pleasure and honor to help in some small way,” said Tony Dramis, who spearheaded the effort from the company’s logistics operations in Alpharetta, Georgia, “but the folks in the field are the heroes.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are recommending the use of EPA-registered hospital disinfectants for surface disinfection* to help prevent the spread of the Ebola virus. Disinfectants such as Clorox® Regular Bleach2 and Clorox® Clean-Up® Cleaner + Bleach meet the criteria currently recommended by the CDC. (full list attached)
The Clorox Company is also monitoring the CDC and other health organization recommendations for the general public, and is in talks with USAID to assess the ongoing needs in this region, and provide additional product support where needed.
*Use as directed on hard, nonporous surfaces