Scientist Invents Robot To Fight Ebola

Scientists have scored a breakthrough in the fight against the Ebola virus through the creation of “germ-killing robots”.

Two of the robots have been sent from the US to the JFK Hospital and ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia which is one of the worst hit countries.

The robots, called TRU-D SmartUVC, were invented using advanced disinfection technology to enable them effectively disinfect health environments where Ebola patients have been/are being treated.

They work using ultraviolet rays which inhibit the growth and reproduction processes of viruses by modifying their DNA structure.

The inventor, tropical disease expert and medical anthropologist Dr. Jeffery L. Deal said:

 “It works by generating ultraviolet light energy that modifies the DNA of viral pathogens, like Ebola, so that they cannot reproduce. Viruses that cannot reproduce cannot colonize and harm patients,”

The robots do not cure Ebola but they serve to ensure better protection for health workers who are at severe risk of contracting the disease from patients they treat.

Ebola has killed more than 1400 people since it broke out in March 2014.
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