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Personal Protective Clothing & Equipment Crucial for Coronavirus

"A deadly Coronavirus outbreak in Central China has already taken more than 40 lives and infected upwards of 1,300 people. Although American diplomats have been evacuated from the region with medical professionals to monitor their health, cases have already been reported in the United States.

In an effort to contain the epidemic, the Chinese government has quarantined more than 30 million residents and suspended travel. The outbreak escalated relatively quickly from the city of Wuhan to spread to other areas, including Hong Kong, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, France, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore, South Korea, Macao, and Nepal, among others. Chinese officials placed travel restrictions in more than 15 neighboring cities and canceled the popular Lunar New Year’s celebration to combat the pathogen.

But given the fact the Coronavirus has yet to be contained, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have weighed the possibility of calling the outbreak a global emergency. Those working in the healthcare professions and sectors that come in contact with potentially infected parties are urged to take preventative measures to avoid contracting the sometimes fatal virus..."

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