Greta Van Susteren Dons a Hazmat Suit

October 21, 2014 • United States

The Fox News host puts on the protective gear used to treat Ebola patients with the help of Samaritan's Purse doctor Lance Plyler

Greta Van Susteren wanted to experience for herself how difficult it is to stay protected from the deadly Ebola virus while caring for patients. So she enlisted the help of Dr. Lance Plyler, who was the leader of the Samaritan’s Purse disaster response team battling the outbreak in West Africa.

Dr. Plyler helped Van Susteren put on the full suit, or what he termed personal protective equipment, including boots, gloves, apron, hood, and goggles. He explained the importance of covering every inch of skin to keep from being exposed to the virus.

“It’s a lot of work, and very dangerous,” she said.

As part of our ongoing efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak, Samaritan’s Purse is providing thousands of home-based care kits in Liberia that include a set of protective clothing.

West Africa-Ebola Response The outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa devastated communities and families, leaving thousands dead and many widows and orphans in its wake. As Liberians begin to rebuild their lives, Samaritan’s Purse has come alongside to help support those deeply affected by this horrific disease. Our programs focus on aiding Ebola survivors as they rebuild their lives, supporting children who have lost their parents or caregivers to Ebola, and training community leaders in Biblically-based trauma counseling.

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