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Protecting investigators from exposure to Bacillus anthracis using personal protective equipment
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    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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