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Ebola: Controlling Risk During the Army’s Response

Thursday, May 26 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Topics:

Emerging Issues, Protective Clothing and Equipment

Arranger: K. Simon, US Army, APG, MD. Moderator: K. Simon, US Army, APG, MD. Monitors: B. Kissel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; P. Steven, Army Public Health Center (Provisional), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD; S. Battista, 3M Corp Safety and Industrial Hygiene, St Paul, MN.

The Army has responded to the Ebola Virus Disease(EVD) outbreak in Africa and in the US. The military has focused on protecting healthcare workers, laboratory personnel, and other personnel potentially having had contact with EVD patients and or Ebola-associated waste. Several Army agencies have created infection control training protocols to minimize exposures during the detection, diagnoses, and treatment of EVD patients.

Ebola and PPE: Developing a Protection Strategy P. Lilley, Army Public Health Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.

Effectiveness, Limitations and Optical Radiation Hazards from Lamps Used for Disinfection Against the Ebola Virus S. Wengraitis, Army Public Health Center (Provisional), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.

Ebola Waste Management in the Medical Treatment Facility L. Baetz, Army Public Health Center (Provisional), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.

U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases Support in the Ebola Effort W. Sammons Jackson, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Ft Detrick, MD.

U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) Ebola Virus Disease Testing Mission in West Africa R. Schoepp, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Ft Detrick, MD.

U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center Support in the Ebola Effort C. Chue, US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.