The Ebola outbreak has officially been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
WHO strongly advises ebola health-care workers should receive appropriate training, equipment (gloves and personal protective equipment [PPE]) for treatment, instructions on proper removal and disposal of PPE.
As the route of infection is contagion, not droplet spread, we need protective coveralls for Ebola, much more than for SARS. So how do we choose appropriate protective coveralls? Here are 3 aspects to check.
Ebola virus is in size usually 920nm in length, 80nm in diameter. The microporous of ULTITEC 2000 is in diameter usually 80~120nm. Moreover, the microprorous is not straight to the end, but allows air to pass through the winding. Theoretically speaking, Ebola virus could be kept out of ULTITEC 2000 fabric in great percentage. (Like N95 mask, there are still small probability of leakage)
EN 14126 is a reference standard. ULTITEC 2000 meets EN14126 (protection against biological hazards and infective agents) with the top level performance in 4 tests out of total 5 tests. (ISO16603:2004 and ISO22610:2006, ISO22611:2003, and ISO22612:2005) as table below shows.
The ideal suit would offer enough protection to keep Ebola out but let in a certain amount of air flow. ULTITEC 2000 with its exclusive fabric can effectively reach this without any muggy feeling.
*NOTE: This information is based upon 3rd party tested technical data. ULTITEC makes no grantee of results and it's the users' responsibility to determine the level of hazards risk and the proper personal protective equipment needed.