How U.S. Hospitals Keep Deadly Germs Like Ebola Virus Contained

How U.S. Hospitals Keep Deadly Germs Like Ebola Virus Contained

With plans underway to bring one or two Americans stricken with Ebola to the United States, people are wondering how that will happen without unleashing the deadly virus.

On Friday afternoon, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted a guide explaining how hospitals should manage Ebola patients. Hospital workers entering a patient’s room should wear:

  • Gloves
    Gown (fluid resistant or impermeable)
    Eye protection (goggles or face shield)
    Face mask

If there is a large amount of blood or other body fluids, personnel may also be told to wear double sets of gloves, shoe covers or leg covers, the CDC added.

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