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  • Madrid hospital deemed ‘unprepared’ for Ebola outbreak

    http://www.theolivepress.es/spain-ne...bola-outbreak/

    THE hospital treating Ebola victim Teresa Romero is not ‘suitable to deal with such outbreaks’, according to Spain’s Ebola committee.
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    Air locks between the isolation unit and the rest of the hospital need upgrading to prevent the disease spreading.
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    Re: Madrid hospital deemed ‘unprepared’ for Ebola outbreak

    The article is in English, but I can't imagine they mean literal "air lock". Perhaps they mean negative pressure controls inside the treatment areas or anterooms?

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      Re: Madrid hospital deemed ‘unprepared’ for Ebola outbreak

      Additional information from another article.

      http://journaltimes.com/lifestyles/h...25d32bc0e.html
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      He said the area that needed to be improved was the airlocks leading into and out of the quarantine area at the Carlos III hospital.

      "The airlocks were set up to deal with highly infectious situations, but what hadn't been foreseen was a need for bulky outfits to perform certain medical procedures in," Simon said.

      He said the airlocks had been deemed too tight for such protective apparel.
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