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Braun donates high-precision thermometers to the Red Cross to help fight the Ebola outbreak

Leading healthcare brand, Braun, has donated a number of high precision, no touch thermometers to the British Red Cross in a bid to support the charity’s international efforts to contain the Ebola epidemic.

With a heightened risk of catching Ebola through direct contact with bodily fluids, limiting the risk of cross contamination amongst suspected cases is vital to preventing and containing the spread of Ebola, a deadly and highly contagious disease.

Andrea Halabrinova, marketing manager at Braun, says: “The spread of this Ebola outbreak is unprecedented, and we felt our No touch + forehead would be a natural fit in helping the Red Cross in its fight against the disease.

“We took the decision to donate the thermometers to the affected countries, as well as consulting the British Red Cross to establish which other countries would benefit from monitoring fever as a preventative measure. A large proportion of our No touch thermometers have, therefore, been delivered to countries with confirmed cases of Ebola - Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea; with thermometers also sent to countries deemed at high risk -Kenya, Cameroon, Botswana and Senegal.”

Offering clinically proven accuracy for both methods of temperature measurement, touch and no touch, Braun’s new No touch + forehead measures infrared energy radiated from the skin at the centre of the forehead.

Capturing twice as much thermal energy as the traditional forehead thermometer, Braun’s No touch + forehead thermometer gives a professionally accurate temperature reading in just a few seconds, without touching the skin; ideal when dealing with infectious diseases or skin conditions.

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Notes to editors:

About Braun

Braun is part of Procter & Gamble’s global portfolio of leading brands. Established in 1921 in Germany, it manufactures a wide variety of products that marry technical innovation, reliable quality and distinctive design, ranging from electric shavers, beauty products to household appliances. Braun products enjoy worldwide distribution.

These products are manufactured by Kaz Europe Sàrl under license to the 'Braun' trademark. “Braun” is a registered trademark of Braun GmbH, Kronberg, Germany. ©2014, Kaz Europe Sàrl.

Braun has donated 380 No touch + forehead thermometers to the Red Cross.

About the Red Cross

The Red Cross is the world’s largest independent humanitarian network, reaching an average of 150 million people in crisis annually. The charity is currently working across seven African countries in their efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak.

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