Ebola Transmission: 'Copper With Antimicrobial Properties Could Help Control Spread of Virus'

The CDC has therefore instructed hospitals to use disinfectants with proven efficacy against resistant viruses such as norovirus, adenovirus and poliovirus, says a university press release.

The present study demonstrates copper’s ability to rapidly and completely inactivate norovirus.

“Based on our research on viruses of similar genetic structure, we expect copper surfaces to inactivate Ebola, and to help control the spread of this virus if employed for publicly-used touch surfaces,” explains Professor Keevil.