Present Protection

Since no vaccine exists for Ebola and certain other potentially fatal diseases, health care workers need protection against these germs and viruses. The present protective suit is a heavy, suffocating Tyvek full-body suit, and consists of two layers of gloves and a plastic suit over normal clothes. Goggles, booties, a surgical cap and a plastic apron are also worn for extra protection.


“The current Ebola protection gear takes half an hour to put on, and half an hour to take off.”
-Dr. Fiona Donald, MD