(MONEY.CNN) — Lysol says its phones are ringing off the hook. Customers want to know if its cleaning products are effective Ebola killers.
"We have seen an exponential increase in the number of queries we get from consumers," said Patty O'Hayer, spokeswoman for Lysol's parent company, Reckitt Benckiser. "They want to know if our claim that Lysol kills 99% of all germs applies to Ebola."
Overwhelmed with customer inquiries, Lysol purchased Google (GOOGL, Tech30) search terms related to the disease, including "Lysol and Ebola." The company also topped its website with a photo of the virus linking to an "Ebola update." That page and the search ads link to a special website that directs people to learn more about Ebola from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
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