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China Factory Races to Produce Ebola Protective Suits

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Image: Factory making protective suits for use in handling people infected with the Ebola virus
A factory worker producing the CT1SL428, a protective suit for use in handling people infected with the Ebola virus, in a sewing room of Lakeland Industries Inc. in Anqiu, China, on October 23, 2014. Lakeland, a global manufacturer of industrial protective clothing, produces suits to be worn by healthcare workers and others being exposed to Ebola. AFP - Getty Images

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Factory workers in the Chinese city of Anqiu are racing to produce protective suits for healthcare workers dealing with the Ebola outbreak in western Africa. China has dispatched several planeloads of medical material and aid teams to the three worst affected countries and at least one Chinese pharmaceutical firm is working on a vaccine, according to The Associated Press.

Image: The CT1SL428, a protective suit for use in handling people infected with the Ebola virus
A CT1SL428 protective suit is hung up in a sewing room of Lakeland Industries Inc. in Anqiu, China, on October 23, 2014. Lakeland, a global manufacturer of industrial protective clothing, produces suits to be worn by healthcare workers and others being exposed to Ebola.JOHANNES EISELE / AFP - Getty Images

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