New Report Raises Question of Flu Viability in Respirable Particles, Addresses PPE Imperatives
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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) have released the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, "Preventing Transmission of Pandemic Influenza and other Viral Respiratory Diseases: Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Personnel, Update 2010 (2011)." In 2007, NIOSH requested that the the IOM investigate the urgent need to address the lack of preparedness regarding effective PPE for use in an influenza pandemic. The resultant 2008 report is available at The 2011 report is provided as an update to assess progress achieved over the past three years. The report is available for download at no cost at: