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#Luiis_3x ] Why Are Healthcare Workers Still Contracting Ebola Despite Their Safety Suits?: ... [ #Luispokel

#Luiis_3x ] Why Are Healthcare Workers Still Contracting Ebola Despite Their Safety Suits?: ... [ #Luispokel

Ideally, improvements in suit design would make them cooler to wear, but there are many aspects of working in the field in Africa that make some options impractical. Facilities for keeping enough decontaminated cooling vests for all workers to use in 45-minute shifts, for example, simply aren’t an option. As reported by Fast Company , suit manufacturers also tend to specialize, and as yet no one specializes in full-body – boots, gloves and all – suits that are manufactured on the scale required. Healthcare workers currently tape up joins at the ankles, wrists and neck, which increases the time taken to put on and remove the suits and retains the risk of an unsealed entry point. But economy of scale seems to be the main challenge. What commercial manufacturer of protective gear can leap to produce the number of suits now required by the outbreak, or that may be be required ...

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/why-are-healthcare-workers-still-con...

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