The Ebola virus has so far stumped medical experts who, for nearly a decade, have attempted to formulate a vaccine. But the virus itself is far from omnipotent.
At least 10 things destroy the virus, according to reports issued by the CDC, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, and others.
Ebola-contaminated items are frequently incinerated following local regulations. Once burned to smithereens, previously contaminated items are relatively harmless, according to the CDC. A CDC report entitled "Ebola-Associated Waste Management" mentions that "Ebola-associated waste that has been appropriately incinerated, autoclaved (sterilized), or otherwise inactivated is not infectious, does not pose a health risk, and is not considered to be regulated medical waste or a hazardous material under Federal law."
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