Why Protective Gear Isn’t Stopping Ebola

Even our best hazmat suit manufacturers can’t guarantee that they can stop protect you from Ebola. Here’s why.

You will probably never contract Ebola. The average patient with Ebola only infects just two other people, even in the least developed parts of Africa, making it far less virulent than HIV, mumps, or measles, which spread to 4, 10, and 18 people respectively. But that fact is of little consolation when you consider that multiple healthcare providers are still getting sick, having contracted the disease despite wearing protective gear.

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