Easybreath Decathlon Mask: An Efficient Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) against COVID-19 in Africa
Rachid Ait Addi 1 2 * , Abdelhafid Benksim 3, Mohamed Cherkaoui 1
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1 Laboratory of Human Ecology, Semlalia School of Sciences, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco
2 Al Amal Dental Clinic, Marrakech, Morocco
3 High Institute of Nursing, Marrakech, Morocco
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Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 caused by a novel coronavirus was first identified in Wuhan, China and rapidly spread across the world. With the COVID-19 outbreak, a penury of PPE was seen all over the word and especially in FFP2 masks, which is due to high demand and the closure of almost all factories especially in China. Faced with this shortage, health workers had to find ways to protect themselves while waiting for the arrival of standard means. The idea started in some European hospitals and then medical offices whom begin to use Easybreath Decathlon mask which is characterized by its high sealing as a mean of personal protective equipment to substitute at the same time to FFP2 masks and face shield. It could be fundamental and may save many health workers to distribute Easybreath Decathlon mask to all African hospitals whom are fighting COVID-19 infection.

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Article Type: Brief Report

https://doi.org/10.5799/jcei/7894

J Clin Exp Invest, 2020 - Volume 11 Issue 3, Article No: em00738

Publication date: 07 Apr 2020

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