New Ebola Protective Gear Added to CDC Stockpile

November 7, 2014 7:26 PM

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New Ebola Protective Gear Added to CDC Stockpile

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has bought more personal protective equipment for health care workers to wear while treating Ebola patients, the agency said today (Nov. 7).

The equipment cost $2.7 million, and will be added to the CDC's Strategic National Stockpile, which keeps large quantities of medical supplies for public health emergencies such as terrorist attacks, disease outbreaks or natural disasters that may cause injuries or other health problems.

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