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Halloween, Ebola concerns drive up safety equipment sales

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A work place safety store owner says he is seeing more people making safety equipment purchases, citing concerns about Ebola.

The store, called Safety Max, sells equipment to business, construction, and medical professionals in the Albany area.

The owner, Ken Barnhill, said he has seen people making more purchases of equipment, such as masks and gloves in recent weeks.

He said the store has even sold safety suits to people who said they were wearing them for Halloween.

As far as availability, Barnhill said he has watched prices for protective suits on the rise.

South Georgia has not had any confirmed cases of Ebola so far.

Halloween is Friday, October 31st.

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