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Ebola outbreak spurs production of protective suits
Los Angeles Times

The Ebola outbreak has sparked demand for protective apparel worn by healthcare workers, causing manufacturers to increase production and speculative investors to boost the stock prices of some companies that make germ-resistant suits, smocks and masks.

DuPont Co. said it is tripling production of protective suits — the ones seen around-the-clock on cable news networks — as it works with the World Health Organization and other agencies to protect those treating Ebola patients in West Africa, Europe and, now, the United States.