CDC issues strict guidelines

19 Oct, 2014

Top U.S. government health officials from the CDC issue an update of strict guidelines informing American health workers to cover both skin and hair when caring for Ebola patients. The guidelines are a reaction to previous incidents where some health workers also became Ebola patients themselves. Fauci:

I don’t want to officially comment on what is being developed, but pretty soon we are going to be seeing new guidelines that, at least I can tell you, they are going to be much more stringent.

The old guidelines derive from the World Health Organization having skin exposure problems. Fauci:

We want to make sure that that’s no longer the case. That you have essentially everything covered.

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