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New Ebola protection guidelines leave no bare skin
New Ebola protection guidelines leave no bare skin

After pointed criticism from healthcare workers and relatives of an Ebola-infected nurse, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new guidelines Monday for hospital protective gear. The guidelines, which were scheduled to be posted on the CDC's website late Monday night, were described by CDC Director Thomas Frieden during a telephone news conference. Among other changes, the new guidelines eliminated areas of bare skin and required more intensive training in the donning and removal of equipment. They also provided for the designation of a hospital monitor who would observe procedures and ensure that guidelines were properly followed. "Previous...

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