Inside an Ebola Suit at 115 Degrees, Where Skipping a Step Can Mean Death

September 24, 2014 3:40 PM

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Inside an Ebola Suit at 115 Degrees, Where Skipping a Step Can Mean Death

Inside the eight-piece protective suits worn by doctors on the front lines of the Ebola outbreak, the temperature reaches at least 115 degrees Fahrenheit. One of the most dangerous moments on the job is going through the 12 steps to take the suit off, which can take 30 minutes.

On a fallow field behind a logistics warehouse in Brussels, Doctors Without Borders runs a training camp for medical staff heading to Ebola hot spots in West Africa. After a full day of classroom instruction on everything from preparation of chlorine solutions to how to safely bury the dead, 12 part...

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