U.S. Nurses to Strike Today Over Ebola Safety Concerns

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Nurses across the U.S. plan to protest and strike today over concerns regarding the safety of health workers who treat patients with Ebola. According to one nurse’s union that spoke to Reuters, “hospitals still lack enough hazardous materials suits which leave no skin exposed and sufficient powered air-purifying respirators to properly protect nurses from exposure.” Dr. Craig Spencer, the last person in the U.S. to be treated for Ebola, was released from the hospital on Tuesday disease-free.