CDC Releases Revised Ebola Gear Guidelines
ATLANTA (AP) — Federal officials have released new guidelines for health care workers taking care of Ebola patients.
Health workers had been pushing for guidance since two nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas were infected by a Liberian man with Ebola who eventually died.
The guidelines call for being covered head to toe with face shields, hoods, boot covers, and training and monitoring of putting on and taking off protective equipment.
The CDC cannot require hospitals to follow the guidance; it's merely official advice.
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