ABSTRACT

Decontamination of Vehicles & Equipment Used for Transportation of Potential Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Patients or Related Equipment   [open pdf - 259KB]

"This information paper provides guidance for decontaminating vehicles used to transport personnel or equipment in the Area of Operations (AO) impacted by Ebola virus disease (EVD). […] This information is applicable to DOD-owned vehicles and equipment. This is preliminary information based upon limited available data. This document is not intended to be a step-by-step instruction and should be read and understood in its entirety prior to commencing any vehicle decontamination activity. Hence, there is an expectation that personnel involved with decontamination activities have familiarity with the proper use of personnel protective equipment, respirator protection program, working with hazardous materials, hazards associated with working with infected persons and remains, and waste management and disposal practices. […] The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that the 2014 outbreak is the largest outbreak of EVD in history and the first in West Africa. There may be instances during responses to the outbreak when DOD vehicles may be used for the transport of suspected and/or confirmed EVD patients, equipment, or medical waste."

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Technical Information Paper 13-031-0914
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U.S. Army Public Health Command: http://phc.amedd.army.mil/
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