Personal Protective Equipment for Filovirus Epidemics: A Call for Better Evidence

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/550551
Title:
Personal Protective Equipment for Filovirus Epidemics: A Call for Better Evidence
Authors:
Sprecher, Armand G; Caluwaerts, An; Draper, Mike; Feldmann, Heinz; Frey, Clifford P; Funk, Renée H; Kobinger, Gary; Le Duc, James W; Spiropoulou, Christina; Williams, Warren Jon
Journal:
The Journal of Infectious Diseases
Abstract:
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is an important part of worker protection during filovirus outbreaks. The need to protect against a highly virulent fluid-borne pathogen in the tropical environment imposes a heat stress on the wearer that is itself a safety risk. No evidence supports the choice of PPE employed in recent outbreaks, and standard testing procedures employed by the protective garment industry do not well simulate filovirus exposure. Further research is needed to determine the appropriate PPE for filoviruses and the heat stress that it imposes.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Issue Date:
27-Mar-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/550551
DOI:
10.1093/infdis/jiv153
PubMed ID:
25821225
Language:
en
ISSN:
1537-6613
Appears in Collections:
Other Diseases

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dc.contributor.authorSprecher, Armand Gen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCaluwaerts, Anen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDraper, Mikeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFeldmann, Heinzen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFrey, Clifford Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFunk, Renée Hen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKobinger, Garyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLe Duc, James Wen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSpiropoulou, Christinaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Warren Jonen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-23T23:06:23Z-
dc.date.available2015-04-23T23:06:23Z-
dc.date.issued2015-03-27-
dc.identifier.citationPersonal Protective Equipment for Filovirus Epidemics: A Call for Better Evidence. 2015: J. Infect. Dis.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1537-6613-
dc.identifier.pmid25821225-
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/infdis/jiv153-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/550551-
dc.description.abstractPersonal protective equipment (PPE) is an important part of worker protection during filovirus outbreaks. The need to protect against a highly virulent fluid-borne pathogen in the tropical environment imposes a heat stress on the wearer that is itself a safety risk. No evidence supports the choice of PPE employed in recent outbreaks, and standard testing procedures employed by the protective garment industry do not well simulate filovirus exposure. Further research is needed to determine the appropriate PPE for filoviruses and the heat stress that it imposes.en_GB
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_GB
dc.rightsPublished by Infectious Diseases Society of America Archived on this site with permission and copyright 2015 by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, [url] and Oxford University Press's Open Access optionen_GB
dc.titlePersonal Protective Equipment for Filovirus Epidemics: A Call for Better Evidenceen
dc.identifier.journalThe Journal of Infectious Diseasesen_GB

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