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A Texas health care worker who treated a Liberian man who died of Ebola was wearing full protective gear but was infected with the dangerous virus anyway, health officials said Sunday.
The caregiver, whose gender and identity were not revealed by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, tested positive for Ebola on Saturday in a preliminary test and is currently in the hospital, in isolation and in stable condition.
A confirmation of the case — which would be the first contracted on US soil — by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expected later in the day.
“This is not news that should bring about panic,” said Dallas county judge Clay Jenkins.
originally posted by: Sparkymedic
a reply to: olaru12
What exactly do they mean by "full protective gear"? Like a level A1 HAZMAT suit? If you look at the WHO and CDC pictographs depicting the steps to take for PPE to deal with Ebola, they are very very very wrong with the info they share on how to don and doff the PPE.
The WHO tells people that the first step in doffing PPE is to REMOVE THE GLOVES first!
The CDC has been saying that it is good practice to DOUBLE GLOVE.
Both are the exact opposite of what should be done. One would think the health care workers would know better, but who knows really.
I'll try and find the PDFs for both of these documents. I saw them on another Ebola related thread on here a week ago.