Athens News Matters: Preparing for Disease Outbreaks Before They Happen

Nov 15, 2019

 

EMTs suit up to transport a potential Ebola patient during Operation Wesley, a training exercise headed by the UGA Institute for Disaster Management.
Credit Andy Tucker
Credit Andy Tucker

In the event of an infectious disease outbreak, how do you transport contagious patients from around the Southeast to treatment centers without getting anyone else sick? We go behind the scenes of the country’s largest Ebola patient transport exercise, headed by the University of Georgia's Institute for Disaster Management.