The urge to stockpile Ebola protective gear in the United States has been so strong that shortages are now hitting first responders in Africa, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Orders for personal protective equipment are coming in faster than manufacturers can respond, the paper said, a situation exacerbated by a recent $2.7 million order from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Charities are also dealing with a spike in prices that is stretching their resources. One organization saw the price of face masks go up 28 percent in five weeks.
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