Virus Transfer from Personal Protective Equipment to Healthcare Employees’ Skin and Clothing

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Virus Transfer from Personal Protective Equipment to Healthcare Employees’ Skin and Clothing

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We evaluated a personal protective equipment removal protocol designed to minimize wearer contamination with pathogens.

Date Last Updated (Year-Month-Day)

2008-08

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Casanova, L., Alfano-Sobsey, E., Rutala, W. A., Weber, D. J., & Sobsey, M. 2008. Virus transfer from personal protective equipment to healthcare employees' skin and clothing. Emerging infectious diseases, 14(8), 1291-3.

Abstract

We evaluated a personal protective equipment removal protocol designed to minimize wearer contamination with pathogens. Following this protocol often resulted in virus transfer to hands and clothing. An altered protocol or other measures are needed to prevent healthcare worker contamination.

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