By Ken Molestina

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — New technology made in North Texas and inspired by the spread of Ebola in Africa may usher in the future of fighting pathogenic diseases.

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It’s called the E-Mist Device made by Fort Worth based E-Mist Innovations. It’s a misting machine that uses an electrostatic application system to sanitize surfaces.

In other words, sanitizing chemicals charge water molecules that wrap around and kill germs on contact. The machine projects a mist through a misting pistol that is sprayed on surfaces and in rooms.

The West Dallas Community School which has 255 students enrolled there is one of several North Texas schools who have already adopted the new technology for their everyday sanitizing purposes.

“We just have to do what we can to keep our kids healthy and safe,” said West Dallas Community School teacher Lisa William.

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Niki Thompson, the regional VP of sales for E-Mist Innovations said, “It goes beyond Ebola right? We see flu season that gets worse and worse. We see everyday children in schools being out with everyday illnesses.”

West Dallas Community school has 255 students enrolled in K-8 grades, and uses the E-Mist device.

The designers of the machine have tested it in Ebola ravaged areas of Africa and they said the popularity of it at home is gaining speed.

The company is hoping their device is the future in fighting pathogenic diseases.

Thompson, added “We’re removing the margin of error that comes with traditional methods where we are depending on manual applications.”

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