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EBOLA HAZMAT SUIT

HAZMAT SUIT EBOLA VIRUS

 

…ARE YOU PREPARED? *** UPDATE ***

Ebola Virus Microscope Photo

Ebola virus virion. Created by CDC microbiologist Cynthia Goldsmith, this colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion.

The world has always been a dangerous place, but people all over the world have become increasingly anxious about the spreading Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) also know as Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (EHF).  Ebola in humans kills 50% to 90% of those infected.  The primary method of infection is by contact with the blood or bodily fluid of infected people or animals.  There is currently some concern and debate over whether it is possible to spread Ebola via airborne vapor containing the virus.  The Ebola Virus attaches to the interior walls of circulatory system, so the prospect that an infection could occur via the lungs could be hard to understand. There have been over 300 mutations of the virus noted to date raising concern that those who do survive and develop anti-bodies to the virus could later become reinfected by a mutated form of Ebola. Experts report that with the exception of the period immediately after the attacks of 9/11, when planes all over the world were grounded, travel bans have NOT been effective in the past at controlling the spread of disease. At most, it may just delay its arrival.

The Latest News indicates that early results from the July 2015 trial of the vaccine VSV-EBOV showed effectiveness.  THERE IS NO CURE as yet developed for humans with the Ebola virus, though a number of anti Virus and VACCINE candidates are currently being studied and tested in animals.  Two of these vaccine candidates are particularly promising.  The only treatment available is to address the symptoms by supplying fluids either orally or intravenously, anti coagulants to avoid blood clots, and antibiotics to fight infection. Some of these treatments have been shown to be useful to increase the survival rate of infected patients. As of As of November 2015, this outbreak has 28,635 reported cases resulting in 11,314 deaths.

WHAT CAN YOU DO IF THERE IS A CHANCE YOU MAY BE EXPOSED TO THE EBOLA VIRUS?  ” Recommended measures when caring for those who are infected include: wearing protective clothing including: masks, gloves, gowns and goggles, equipment sterilization and isolating them.”  [from "Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Prevention".CDC. July 31, 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2014.]

Chart showing symptoms of Ebola

“Symptoms of Ebola” by Mikael Häggström – Own work. Source information:Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Page last updated: January 28, 2014.. Licensed under Creative Commons Zero, Public Domain Dedication via Wikimedia Commons

 

THE EBOLA OUTBREAK MAY CAUSE SHORTAGE OF HAZMAT SUITS AND OTHER EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT!

 

If you or someone you love may come in contact with this highly contagious pathogen, or you are concerned that the current or future outbreak may require widespread use of protective equipment, NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT to protect yourself, your family and your business.

Due to the possibility of transmission via airborne contaminants, the highest level of protection is required for the maximum amount of safety.  This is a Level A Hazmat Suit.  (Please see our discussion on the various classes of Hazmat Suit on our HazMat Suit Buyers Guide page for more information)  A Level A hazmat suit fully encapsulates the wearer and either a source of breathable air or filtering of incoming air, also a two-way radio for communications.

OSHA, the US Government Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides the following technical description of a Level A HazMat Suit: [See this OSHA web page for more info click here]

I. Level A – To be selected when the greatest level of skin, respiratory, and eye protection is required.

The following constitute Level A equipment; it may be used as appropriate;

1. Positive pressure, full face-piece self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), or positive pressure supplied air respirator with escape SCBA, approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

2. Totally-encapsulating chemical-protective suit.

Photo of researcher in Class A HazMat Suit

“Biosafety level 4 hazmat suit” by United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases – Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Common

3. Coveralls.(1)

4. Long underwear.(1)

5. Gloves, outer, chemical-resistant.

6. Gloves, inner, chemical-resistant.

7. Boots, chemical-resistant, steel toe and shank.

8. Hard hat (under suit).(1)

9. Disposable protective suit, gloves and boots (depending on suit construction, may be worn over totally-encapsulating suit).
[END OSHA Quotation]

 

 LEVEL A HAZMAT SUIT FOR EBOLA VIRUS

 

HazMat-Suit.com has created a special list of Level A HazMat Suits that are appropriate for protection from both liquid, solid and airborne pathogens.  These suits have been certified or identified by their manufacturer as meeting the required features when used in combination with other equipment (such as air filters, gloves, two-way radios, etc).  For quick access to more information on each product simply click on the AMAZON.COM generated ad image to be taken to a page with technical details, ratings and prices.  AMAZON.COM or its partners can fulfill your order and have the products to you in days, even overnight.  Our list of Level A HazMat Suit is extensive but by no means complete.  You can continue to shop for other coveralls or related safety products knowing that your order will be promptly and securely processed by the largest online retailer in the world.

Click Here to view the shopping list of EBOLA HAZMAT SUIT LEVEL A, now available at discount prices.

 

The World Health Organization’s IRIS ( Institutional Repository for Information Sharing ) has a publication in PDF format available for viewing online titled:

 

WHO recommended guidelines for epidemic preparedness and response : Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF). Despite the fact that the document is from 1997, it represents a good starting point for education on understanding how to prepare for this dangerous virus.

 

The U.S. Goverment’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention has a page full of reports on Ebola, treatment, prevention and outbreaks.

CLICK HERE
Be sure and read the “Detailed Hospital Checklist for Ebola Preparedness” page 3 for their information on the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment.

 

photo by Sally Ezra, CDC

Ebola Warning Poster from The Republic of Liberia, Africa. Will we see them here? (photo by Sally Ezra, CDC)

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