WHO Updates Guidelines For Ebola Protective Equipment For Health Care Workers

Media sources report on the WHO’s announcement that it is updating its guidelines for Ebola protective equipment worn by health care workers.

The Hill: WHO toughens standards for Ebola protective gear
“Global health officials are raising their standards for protective gear worn by health care workers who treat Ebola amid growing fears that they are not properly protected from the virus…” (Ferris, 10/31).

WHO: WHO updates personal protective equipment guidelines for Ebola response
“As part of WHO’s commitment to safety and protection of health care workers and patients from transmission of Ebola virus disease, WHO has conducted a formal review of personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines for health care workers and is updating its guidelines in context of the current outbreak…” (10/31).