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Kansas official pushes sterilization of N95 masks for reuse


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' top public health official on Friday encouraged medical personnel to sterilize N95 masks for reuse to preserve their supplies as the state prepared to update the public less often about the virus' spread.

Dr. Lee Norman, the head of the state health department, said it is borrowing massive sterilizing equipment for six months from Battelle, an Ohio-based nonprofit research and development company deploying such equipment across the U.S. Norman said the equipment is based in a state warehouse south of Topeka and can sterilize up to 10,000 masks a day. He hopes t...

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