Journal of Infectious Diseases & Preventive Medicine

Journal of Infectious Diseases & Preventive Medicine
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-8731

Julia Rieger

Diagnostic and Research Institute of Pathology, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria

  • Review Article   
    Experience Report on Different PPE Variants used in a BSL-3 Facility for Autopsies and COVID-19-Related Research
    Author(s): Martina Loibner, Julia Rieger, Martin Zacharias and Kurt Zatloukal*

    The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus type 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic has highlighted the dependency of healthcare systems and research organizations on manufacturers and suppliers of personnel protective equipment (PPE). The need for rapid capacity building in health care and research institutions generated an unprecedented demand for PPE. The delivery bottlenecks of PPE components also required flexibility and forward-looking stocking of PPE. Well trained staff who can deal with different variations and combinations of PPE components always providing the best possible personal protection is essential. We report on advantages and disadvantages of different PPE components used in a BSL-3 laboratory for a broad spectrum of different work with SARS-CoV-2 including performing autopsies, establishing virus cultures from patients, developing and validating diagnostics, as.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2329-8731.21.9.228

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