A bleached image of a health care worker Joseph W. Walatee on a reusable apron. Labels are meant to be torn off and discarded during the meticulous doffing process, but this one went through the bleaching process in which items are soaked in a strong bleach solution. Most health care workers use disposable aprons at the ELWA II ETU (Ebola treatment unit) in Monrovia, Liberia. Tuesday, March 3, 2015. The ETU, operated by ELWA Hospital, was the first to open in Monrovia. Occidental College professor Mary Beth Heffernan’s PPE Portrait Project involves creating wearable portraits of health care workers who must wear PPE (personal protective equipment) when working with patients, for example, patients with Ebola.
(Photo by Marc Campos, Occidental College Photographer) Mary Beth Heffernan, professor of art and art history at Occidental College, works in Monrovia the capital of Liberia, Africa in 2015. Professor Heffernan was there to work on her PPE (personal protective equipment) Portrait Project, which helps health care workers and patients fighting the Ebola virus disease in West Africa.
(Photo by Marc Campos, Occidental College Photographer)
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