From our backyard to Liberia’s: PCI sends protective gear to combat Ebola

A news crew in Washington D.C. documents the shipment of the hazmat suits from the United States to Liberia

A news crew in Washington D.C. documents the shipment of the hazmat suits from the United States to Liberia

We recently shipped over 270 hazmat suits to add to PCI’s on-going response to the Ebola crisis in Liberia. The disease shows no signs of slowing down as the number of reported cases has grown to 4,269, making it the largest outbreak of its kind.

Hazmat suits await shipment to their destination

Hazmat suits await shipment to their destination

These hazmat suits will protect the healthcare workers in Liberia. As the country’s healthcare systems are currently overwhelmed with the large number of cases, protective gear like hazmat suits are in high demand. Ebola spreads through direct contact (broken skin or mucous membranes) with the blood, bodily fluid or secretions of infected people. In the case of healthcare workers, this layer of protection will provided a needed defense against the disease.

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By | 2017-12-06T11:31:28+00:00 September 10th, 2014|Disease Prevention & Mitigation, Health, Infectious Disease, Liberia|