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Designing treatment unit patients with Ebola

In Peru, no hospitals or clinics found that can handle a patient with Ebola. This was demonstrated by a native of africa who came to airport with fever. It has invited several specialists so they can design a treatment room for patients with ebola. We present a model that can be used to treat such patients.

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The sum of:
  1. Intensive care unit
  2. Laboratory Level 4
  3. High Security Jail
can be approximated to a unit for treatment of patients with Ebola.
Must be added:
  1. unidirectional Flow
  2. four distinct areas
  3. entry and exit locks (inanimate objects, biological objects)
We present an approximation of this design


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Hi Raul

I would suggest replacing the word "jail" with "quarantine room" (as jail is = to "prison" and signifies confinement due to a crime).

Otherwise, your protocol seems good/workable -- do you have a full diagram or map for this protocol? (or is that the image on the linked-to page that brought me here?).

Adding socio-metric badges would provide a means of checking that there are no "loop holes" in the protocol and track all contacts made within the hospital

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The jail is for the ebola virus, which if murderers.

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"can be approximated to a unit for treatment of patients with Ebola"

The intention (to contain the virus) is fine, it's the denotative and connotative meaning of the word that is an issue. But I don't want to dwell too much on this semantic issue., only to say that language is/can be a powerful tool but needs to be implemented with care.

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