UV robot connected to fight against Ebola virus

The forces of scientists from many countries are thrown into the fight against Ebola. The company Xenex from Texas also did not stand aside. She introduced a robot that, using ultraviolet lamps, disinfects hospital wards and the protective clothing of doctors who have come into contact with infected people.

Xenex says its robots are more efficient than conventional mercury UV lamps and can disinfect a room in five to ten minutes. In addition, the use of robots for this task allows fewer medical personnel to be exposed to the risk of infection.

The robotic system generates short-wave ultraviolet radiation. It penetrates the cell walls of viruses and bacteria, damages their DNA and thereby kills them. It is claimed that these rays can destroy not only the Ebola virus, but also Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), enterovirus D68, other bacteria, viruses, molds, fungi and spores. Using Xenex robots is as effective as using chemical disinfectants, but without toxic side effects.