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It's kind of easy to say that Ebola is a really harmful sickness, but well, do we really know what is it like to fight such a big problem in an environment that there's no way of surviving? Why is it so different this situation in the developed count

It's kind of easy to say that Ebola is a really harmful sickness, but well, do we really know what is it like to fight such a big problem in an environment that there's no way of surviving? Why is it so different this situation in the developed count

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According to an NPR article the PPE suits are extremely effective when it comes to deterring liquids from getting onto the workers skin. It just is tricky to take the suit off. When you take the suit off it is easy to get the virus on your hands, w

According to an NPR article the PPE suits are extremely effective when it comes to deterring liquids from getting onto the workers skin. It just is tricky to take the suit off. When you take the suit off it is easy to get the virus on your hands, w

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The suits are not effective even though that amount of material used in the suite. So this doubles the problems that need to be solved because we have to make less or more breathable material and make the suits , while making them more effective at

The suits are not effective even though that amount of material used in the suite. So this doubles the problems that need to be solved because we have to make less or more breathable material and make the suits , while making them more effective at

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PPE used by health care workers is a vital problem that needs improvement. The protection given to health care workers is hot and does not always offer full protection. With changes in fabrics and the respirator systems used by the workers many of th

PPE used by health care workers is a vital problem that needs improvement. The protection given to health care workers is hot and does not always offer full protection. With changes in fabrics and the respirator systems used by the workers many of th

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I'm sharing part of an article that looks into the details of the NASA spacesuit. I am not saying we should use a spacesuit to fight Ebola. However, the PLSS (Primary Life Support System) could be useful for the hot conditions of some of the countrie

I'm sharing part of an article that looks into the details of the NASA spacesuit. I am not saying we should use a spacesuit to fight Ebola. However, the PLSS (Primary Life Support System) could be useful for the hot conditions of some of the countrie

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Have tried to get system to download the video-but you can see it on YOUTUBE- http://youtu.be/YYHFmbHbogk- Its shows just some basic modifications to current PPE design to allow a provider to don and remove PPE safely and very quickly, and not usi

Have tried to get system to download the video-but you can see it on YOUTUBE- http://youtu.be/YYHFmbHbogk- Its shows just some basic modifications to current PPE design to allow a provider to don and remove PPE safely and very quickly, and not usi

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