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These Portable Ebola Clinics Fit Inside Shipping Containers

08/10/2014

Could these designs from Texas A&M architecture students solve the shortage of mobile health units overseas?In addition to claiming (...)
Could these designs from Texas A&M architecture students solve the shortage of mobile health units overseas?In addition to claiming more than 3,400 lives, the Ebola virus ripping through West Africa has taken a uniquely destructive toll on health care infrastructure. "Entire health systems have crumbled," Joanne Liu, president of Medecins Sans Frontieres, said in early September. The effects of that destruction became especially visible to the Western world last week: Thomas Duncan, the first Ebola case to be diagnosed in the United States, became infected after helping a pregnant Ebola victim who was rejected from an overcrowded Ebola treatment center.Read Full Story Could these designs from Texas A&M architecture students solve the shortage of mobile health units overseas?In addition to claiming more than 3,400 lives, the Ebola virus ripping through West Africa has taken a uniquely destructive toll on health care infrastructure. "Entire health systems have crumbled," Joanne Liu, president of Medecins Sans Frontieres, said in early September. The effects of that destruction became especially visible to the Western world last week: Thomas Duncan, the first Ebola case to be diagnosed in the United States, became infected after helping a pregnant Ebola victim who was rejected from an overcrowded Ebola treatment center.Read Full Story
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