WHO updates Ebola PPE guidance for health providers

October 31, 2014 11:04 PM

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WHO updates Ebola PPE guidance for health providers

Based on an expedited review, the World Health Organization (WHO) today updated it guidance for personal protective equipment (PPE) for use in treating suspected and confirmed Ebola infections, which prioritizes protecting mucosal areas and hand hygiene.

The guidance updates the WHO's recommendations from August and comes from a group of 13 international experts convened in early October, including participants from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Doctors without Borders (MSF), and the Infection Control Africa Network, the W...

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