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In 2014, at the request of the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), the

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducted


an evaluation of a specific model of surgical gowns to determine if that
model met the CDC recommendations for use while providing care to
patients with Ebola virus disease.

Specifically, the evaluation assessed whether this gown model passed the
Level 4 requirements of the American Standard Institute (ANSI) and the
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
(AMMI) requirement for liquid barrier performance and classification
standard for health care facility use.

The gowns are being quarantined within the SNS inventory and there are no
current plans to use them. A final report of findings was published on the
Institute website on July 28, 2017, and shared with the manufacturer:
https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/pdfs/FINAL-PPE-CASE-7-17-17.pdf