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Protective measures in the context of the coronavirus outbreak

Protective measures in the context of the coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus-outbreak: Personal protective equipment and other protective measures

An article about the fundamental aspects of the epidemic and the essential requirements for protective measures.

In order to control the new serious coronavirus outbreak, which started in Wuhan at the end of 2019, the successful interaction of many diverse measures plays a decisive role. Suitable personal protec-tive equipment (PPE) is one of the most important factors to ensure safe working for medical staff and other emergency services.

The following article reflects at the beginning the fundamental as-pects of the epidemic. Furthermore, the essential requirements for protective measures are pre-sented with the main focus on personal protective equipment according to the European standards.

Authors of the article: Ralf Wörl, Michael Klein and Thomas Hinrichs, GER-Elmshorn

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