Tabasco is saving lives of Ebola medical workers
AVERY ISLAND - Some orders shipping out of the Tabasco factory in south Louisiana aren't going to homes or restaurants; instead, a hospital in Texas is making orders to use in training workers about how to handle patients possibly sick with Ebola.
At the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, fake patients are sprayed with the sauce and then interact with staff in training, ABC News reported on its website. If anyone has improperly put on their specialized suits to protect from Ebola virus-laden fluids, they'll feel the tingle of Tabasco and know they've done something wrong.
"In a way, it gives feedback immediately," said Dr. Bruce Meyer, told the network.
Hospitals have been stressing the importance of using the protective gear correctly since members of the nursing staff handling an Ebola patient in Dallas who died contracted the virus.
Tabasco has also ben used in other medical applications, including dermatology and for pain and itch relief.
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