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Emerg Infect Dis. 2008 Aug;14(8):1291-3. doi: 10.3201/eid1408.080085.

Virus transfer from personal protective equipment to healthcare employees' skin and clothing.

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  • 1University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA.

Abstract

We evaluated a personal protective equipment removal protocol designed to minimize wearer contamination with pathogens. Following this protocol often resulted in virus transfer to hands and clothing. An altered protocol or other measures are needed to prevent healthcare worker contamination.

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PMC2600382
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