The Living Threat – BIO

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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone If you have even glanced at the news in the past several months, the grainy image of the microscopic, wormy Ebola virus as effectively as photographs of otherworldly workers dressed in hazmat suits have passed just before your eyes. From afar, the contagion devastating West Africa can appear foreign or even reminiscent of undesirable science fiction&mdashand probably ...

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Considerations for Selecting Protective Clothing used in Healthcare for Protection against Microorganisms in Blood and Body Fluids

The National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) NIOSH NPPTL Considerations for Selecting Protective Clothing used in Healthcare for Protection against Microorganisms in Blood and Body Fluids Background Selecting Protective Clothing Current Healthcare Protective Clothing Standards and Specifications Background Healthcare workers can be exposed to biological fluids that are capable of transmitting diseases. Those diseases, which are caused by a variety ...

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Ebola Scare At Otay Mesa Border Crossing Prompts Hazmat Response | KPBS

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2014/dec/23/ebola-scare-otay-mesa-border-crossing-prompts-hazm/

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UCLA Prepares for Ebola

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HazMat cleanup begins at Oshkosh home | Local News – Home

http://m.wisn.com/news/hazmat-cleanup-begins-at-oshkosh-home/30273886

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Device allows local hazmat team to test for Ebola, anthrax

http://m.columbustelegram.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/device-allows-local-hazmat-team-to-test-for-ebola-anthrax/article_9e31c28e-f76f-5122-b85b-39a877ec9a9a.html?mobile_touch=true

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When Docs Don the HAZMAT Suits, You Know It’s Serious

From Animal Planet http://www.animalplanet.com/when-docs-don-the-hazmat-suits-you-know-its-serious/

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A Better Emergency

Reposted from: http://www.abetteremergency.com/blog/ola outbreak and response: it’s time to learn the real lesson Dec 01 2014 The reaction to the Ebola outbreak reminds me of the response to HIV when it first presented. In my early days of working on the ambulance, blood was not viewed as a bad thing. Gloves were rarely used except when delivering a child. HIV ...

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BIO – Amazing what a trained eye can detect!

                      Attaching a tablet to the microscope avoids the problem of focussing in a respirator ©LAPD   Reprinted from CBRNE World with permission by Matt Sieber   Matthew Sieber, a Hazardous Materials Technician for Los Angeles Police Department, and Dr Rick Greenwood, from UCLA’s School of Public Health, on developing ...

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