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This is a brilliant idea to stop the spread of Ebola! According to the World Health Organization, the Ebola epidemic is unprecedented in the number of doctors, nurses and health care workers who have been infected while treating patients. This factor has not only compounded the issue of transmitting Ebola, but also has discouraged health care workers from treating infected individuals in African countries. Although the full hazmat suit guards against transmission as outlined through treatment protocol, it is very difficult for healthcare workers to comply with these regulations in exceptionally hot and humid conditions. I can say from personal experience that it is exceptionally difficult to be in the suit for more than 20 minutes in a moderate environment. This is why I believe your solution could be a tremendous help in fighting the epidemic. This technology is effective, practical, and could be used by thousands of health care workers to stop the spread of Ebola. Allowing health care workers to comfortably return to work is the solution to fighting this deadly epidemic.