NIOSH-Approved Powered Air-Purified Respirators Meeting CDC Criteria for Ebola
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This web page is intended to provide the recommended guidelines by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the NIOSH-approved respiratory protection products meeting the criteria outlined by the CDC to help prevent the spread of the ebola virus. With new information becoming available daily, please consult the CDC website for the most current update regarding infection control procedures.
General Public Ebola Statement
At this time NIOSH is not aware of any recommendations for personal protective equipment for the general public to help reduce exposures to the Ebola Virus Disease. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have stated that there is minimal risk to the general public. Only healthcare workers, and/or family and friends in close contact with patients with Ebola, are at the highest risk, because they may come in contact with the blood or body fluids of patients. For further information, and the most current agency recommendations, please consult your local health department or the CDC and WHO websites.
What is Ebola?
Ebola, also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare and deadly disease caused by one of the Ebola virus strains. The virus was named after the region near the Ebola River where it was first discovered in 1976 in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Following is a table listing all of the NIOSH-approved powered-air purifying respirators, identified by the manufacturers as meeting the CDC criteria for use in managing patients with Ebola. For your convenience, a hyperlink to the product page is imbedded for each product listed. Decontamination information, specific to brand and model, has been attached in instances where NIOSH has received it from the manufacturer. The decontamination information will be updated as we receive additional procedures from the manufacturers.
The listing does not endorse or recommend products.This information is provided as a courtesy and all respirators on the listing are NIOSH-approved.