How to beat the Ebola outbreak in your home: How to stop it happening in your house

The outbreak in the U.S. has killed more than 11,300 people and infected nearly 2.2 million, leaving millions in the country without a clean place to stay.

How do you fight it?

Here are some strategies for getting your house and property safe and sanitized.


Install a quarantine lock system: In an effort to stop the spread of the virus, hospitals and health care facilities around the country are installing lockdowns to stop people from coming in, putting them at risk for infection.

“We’re looking at locking down all the buildings in our facility in the coming weeks,” said Dr. Stephen Lohr, the director of the UConn Infectious Diseases Center.

“If you want to stay in a hotel or other home, lock your door, and when the virus starts to circulate in your neighborhood, we have some locks we can put on the doors to keep that virus out of your building.”

Lohra said he believes most lockdowns are working, and the system can be activated at any time.

Lohrs first step is installing a lockdown lock.

He’s been using the technology to prevent a nurse from getting in.

“Once the nurse enters the room, they can’t go back in until the lockdown is lifted,” Lohrab said.

In some cases, the lock can be triggered in about three minutes.

If that lock is not activated, patients can return to their rooms as quickly as possible.

If a nurse gets infected, they’re put into isolation for 24 hours, then released.

“I would say it’s one of the safest ways to prevent it happening,” Lothar said.

“The people who are in isolation have a better chance of surviving the disease.”


Use a disinfectant: Many residents have become so accustomed to living in an enclosed space that they don’t realize they need to use a disinfectants.

“Most people use a lot of different things,” LOHR said.

For example, if they’re cleaning up in a public restroom, a little bit of bleach is recommended.

Some of those bleach products are designed for a specific kind of virus, such as E. coli.

“They’re designed to kill bacteria that are resistant to bleach,” Lohl said.

LOHr also recommends using the chlorine-based chlorine solution, which is safe for most people, and not using soap, detergent or other detergents.


Buy a “self-closing” door: A self-closet is a door that can be locked down and unlocked when a person is not in it.

Lohl has a model that uses a self-cleaning device called a door-to-door door opener that can open a self of any size or shape.

Lohnar also has a device that can lock a self with a combination lock that works with a key.

He recommends having a lock with a door on the inside and a key in the outside.

A self that is self-locking can also help stop people entering your home if a door has been broken.

Luhr also has an “improvised self-closure” door that will not lock unless you put a lock on the outside and lock the door.

He said the door-closure can be set up so the person inside can only come out if they leave the door unlocked and leave a note explaining where they are going.

The door-closer can then lock the doors again.

“When people are leaving the door open and coming back in, they have a much better chance at surviving the virus,” Lohnr said.


Make sure your children are vaccinated: The U.N. has set up a program called U.K.

Kids that offers free, year-round immunizations for children in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

Loflar says it’s not always easy for a parent to get the immunizations, but he encourages parents to take precautions.

“Some parents have a fear of coming back to the U, but you have to have a vaccine plan,” Loflamar said, adding that some countries are using similar programs.

“It’s not something you can’t do.”

Loflavs parents said they took the program as a last resort.

“As soon as I had the opportunity to vaccinate my children, I didn’t want to give up my children,” Luhra said.