Need for Aeromedical Evacuation High-Level Containment Transport Guidelines.

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Need for Aeromedical Evacuation High-Level Containment Transport Guidelines.

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Circumstances exist that call for the aeromedical evacuation high-level containment transport (AE-HLCT) of patients with highly hazardous communicable diseases.

Date Last Updated (Year-Month-Day)

2019-05

Citation

Gibbs, Shawn G., Jocelyn J. Herstein, Aurora B. Le, Elizabeth L. Beam, Theodore J. Cieslak, James V. Lawler, Joshua L. Santarpia, Terry L. Stentz, Kelli R. Kopocis-Herstein, Chandran Achutan, Gary W. Carter, and John J. Lowe. 2019. "Need for Aeromedical Evacuation High-Level Containment Transport Guidelines." Emerging infectious diseases 25 (5):1033-4.

Abstract

Abstract

Circumstances exist that call for the aeromedical evacuation high-level containment transport (AE-HLCT) of patients with highly hazardous communicable diseases. A small number of organizations maintain AE-HLCT capabilities, and little is publicly available regarding the practices. The time is ripe for the development of standards and consensus guidelines involving AE-HLCT.

Keywords: Ebolavirus, communicable diseases, patient isolation, transportation of patients, viruses, aeromedical transport, Ebola, Ebola virus disease, EVD

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