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Protecting investigators from exposure to Bacillus anthracis using personal protective equipment
  • Published Date:
    10/22/01
  • Source:
    HAN ; 040
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF-684.72 KB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
  • Series:
  • Description:
    Monday, October 22, 2001, 0:00 EDT (12:00 PM EDT)

    CDCHAN-00040-2001-10-22-ADV-N

    NIOSH personnel and other investigators at risk for exposure to Bacillus anthracis, the organism causing anthrax, should wear protective personal equipment (PPE), including respiratory devices, protective clothing, and gloves. The items described below are similar to those used by emergency personnel responding to incidents involving letters or packages. Responders need to use greater levels of protection in responding to incidents involving unknown conditions or those involving aerosol-generating devices.

    Event Type: anthrax terrorism event

    Context: general information

    Event Type: Man-made

    Agent Type: bacteria

    Specify Agent (Name): anthrax

    International: no

    Intentional/Unintentional: intentional

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