Aerial medical evacuation of health workers with suspected Ebola virus disease in Guinea Conakry-interest of a negative pressure isolation pod-a case series

Dindart, Jean-Michel, Peyrouset, Olivier, Palich, Romain, Bing, Abdoul, Kojan, Richard, Barbe, Solenne, Harouna, Souley and Blackwell, Nikki (2017) Aerial medical evacuation of health workers with suspected Ebola virus disease in Guinea Conakry-interest of a negative pressure isolation pod-a case series. BMC Emergency Medicine, 17 1: 9. doi:10.1186/s12873-017-0121-x


Author Dindart, Jean-Michel
Peyrouset, Olivier
Palich, Romain
Bing, Abdoul
Kojan, Richard
Barbe, Solenne
Harouna, Souley
Blackwell, Nikki
Title Aerial medical evacuation of health workers with suspected Ebola virus disease in Guinea Conakry-interest of a negative pressure isolation pod-a case series
Journal name BMC Emergency Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1471-227X
Publication date 2017-03-11
Sub-type Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
DOI 10.1186/s12873-017-0121-x
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 17
Issue 1
Start page 9
Publisher BioMed Central Ltd.
Language eng
Subject 2711 Emergency Medicine
Abstract We report 4 cases of Health Workers (HW) suspected of having contracted Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), transported from the Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in N'Zerekore, Guinea to the Treatment Centre for Carers run by the medical corps of the French army in Conakry, the capital of Guinea, which was established on 17 January 2015 and closed on 7 July 2015. In total more than 500 HWs have died from EVD since the epidemic began. This mortality has had significant effects on the ability of local services to respond appropriately to the disaster. The HWs were transported by air in the "Human Stretcher Transit Isolator-Total Containment (Oxford) Limited" (HSTI-TCOL) negative pressure isolation pod. Medical evacuation of patients with suspected, potentially fatal, infectious diseases is feasible with the use of a light isolator for patients without critical dysfunctions.
Keyword Air transit isolator
Ebola
Guinea
Haemorrhagic fever
Infection control
Transportation of patients
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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