Epishuttle to be used to isolate and transport Ebola patients

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The Norwegian government is providing three EpiShuttles to the World Health Organization (WHO). The EpiShuttle single-patient units have been developed in Norway by EpiGuard and make it possible to treat infected people while transporting them safely to isolation wards. In addition, a team of specialists from the Oslo University Hospital CBRN unit will give essential training in using the equipment.

“Norway is one of only a few countries in the world to have the equipment and expertise to transport highly infectious patients safely. The Government has therefore decided to donate units for single-patient transport, called the EpiShuttle, to DRC. We will also put together a team that can train personnel on behalf of WHO in the country,” said Norwegian Minister of Health and Care Services, Bent Høie.

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