(10) Division of Infectious Diseases and Nebraska Biocontainment
Unit, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA
Each unit--measuring 8 feet tall, 8 feet wide and 44 feet long--has enough space to accommodate four critically ill patients and four caregivers, as well as two caregivers in an off-shift rest area, all while maintaining full biocontainment
The Nebraska Biocontainment
Unit is one of only four specialized units in the country and is equipped to safely care for patients infected with highly contagious diseases, like Ebola, and includes access to video conferencing for patients.
According to the company, the four Hemopurifiers have been shipped to the Biocontainment
Unit at the Nebraska Medical Center (NMC) in Omaha as a therapeutic option to be stockpiled for Ebola patients that may be treated at the NMC.
Laboratory diagnosis of EVD should only be performed in a certified biocontainment
level four laboratory.
Both infected nurses were moved to specialized medical facilities--a rare biocontainment
unit at the National Institutes of Health and a biohazard infectious disease center at Emory Univ.
Mukpo will be allowed to return home to Rhode Island Wednesday after staying in the Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment
unit for treatment since October 6.
The (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11343536) New Zealand Herald reports that the biocontainment
unit at the Middlemore Hospital was put up in August.
The hospital's biocontainment
unit was created in 2005 specifically to handle this kind of illness, said Dr.
Phil Smith, director of the Nebraska Medical Center biocontainment
unit, said it is unclear which treatment has helped Sacra improve.
The American, dressed looking like a 1960s astronaut in a biocontainment
suit, had arrived back in the US aboard a specially equipped Gulfstream jet sent to medevac him out of Liberia which has been left ravaged by the disease.
The American, dressed in a biocontainment
suit, had arrived back in the US aboard a specially equipped Gulfstream jet sent to bring him out of Liberia, ravaged by the disease.