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A modular fully portable treatment center that can fit into a shipment container and can be used anywhere

A class full of masters of architecture students at Texas A&M University just wrapped up a three-week project designing rapidly deployable Ebola containment units that can fit inside shipping containers. George Mann, an architect who runs a health care architecture studio at the university, says he soon realized that hospitals treating Ebola patients would soon become inundated, and typical mobile health units wouldn’t work. “They don’t take the caregivers and the extensive contagion of the Ebola virus into consideration,” Mann says. He instructed his students to design units that included breathable astronaut suits for the caregivers and all the tools needed to construct the centers contained within.

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Nice inspiration from architect students that take into consideration the flow of the caregivers and patients for a better contain of the virus, making the structure really simple, fully portable and easy to install anywhere. 


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http://www.fastcoexist.com/3036733/these-portable-ebola-clinics-fit-inside-shipping-containers?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=coexist-daily&position=3&partner=newsletter#5 

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Nice find. These deployable units would be useful in areas where there are lacking "proper" health care facilities and items. I wonder how they imagine distribution and education of such product would be.