Avian Influenza also known as bird flu, mainly affect poultry such as chickens and geese. Normally, it is quite uncommon for a human to catch bird flu, yet once a human catch the virus, it can cause severe symptoms from fever, and soar muscle to Pneumonia (lung disease) and might lead to death. Bird flu usually spread to humans via close contact with infected poultry, blood, fluid, and their feces. Hence, poultry farm frontline workers must properly protect themselves to avoid infection.
According to the UK government, it is suggested to wear protection while dealing with infected animals. Full protection includes appropriate coveralls, disposable gloves, rubber or polyurethane boots, FFP3 respirator, and protection for eyes.
Coverall Suggestions from ULTITEC
Since contact with blood, viruses, and other infectious agents during the culling process are unavoidable, wearing coveralls that meet ISO 16603 (Resistance to penetration by blood/fluids) and ISO 16604 is advised (Resistance to penetration by blood-borne pathogens). Furthermore, there is a potential that frontline personnel will come into touch with water during the operation. Therefore, it’s also crucial that the coveralls are water-resistant. Here are some suggested models.
All the models we mention here have passed both ISO 16603 & ISO 16604 and were previously applied in animal disease control such as Avian Influenza, H1N1 Influenza, and many more. They are not only water resisted, but also breathable, and the ergonomics designs are perfect for whoever needs to work with biological hazards.
Wearing proper protection not only protects frontline workers from getting infected, but it can also prevent them from exposing to chemicals and stop the virus from spreading to places outside the infectious zone.
Get protected now and help frontline workers “Act Without Fear!“.