The Royal Free Hospital in London is getting ready for the arrival of a British national who tested positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone.
A patient is being transferred to the Royal Free Hospital for treatment of Ebola: https://t.co/KBRpZRWHtq
The hospital has the UK’s only high level isolation unit, used for the treatment of infectious diseases. Opened in 2006, the unit features top medical facilities to contain the infection and treat patients safely:
- Access to the unit is restricted to the team of specially trained medical staff
- Specially-designed tent with controlled ventilation is set up around the patient’s bed
- The unit has a specific entrance for the patient
- It has autoclaves which decontaminate waste and a dedicated laboratory for carrying out tests
- All the air leaving the unit is cleaned
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