Decontamination of Equipment Used in the Area of Operations (AO) Impacted by Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)   [open pdf - 219KB]

"1. Purpose. This information paper provides guidance for decontaminating equipment used in the Area of Operations (AO) impacted by Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). This document is intended to provide decontamination information specific to Department of Defense (DOD/ DoD) equipment deployed with U.S. troops to EVD affected areas. It is not intended to change any existing DoD directives, policies, or procedures provided by Combatant Commands, concept plans (CONPLANS), or Operation Orders (OPORDs) in the AO or the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) Area of Responsibility. 2. Applicability. This information is applicable to DOD-owned 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 decontamination activity. Hence, there is an expectation that personnel involved with decontamination activities have been trained with the proper use of personnel protective equipment (PPE) respirator protection program, working with hazardous materials, hazards associated with working with infected persons and remains, and waste management and disposal practices."

Report Number:
Technical Information Paper No. 13-032-1014
Public Domain
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U.S. Army Public Health Command: http://phc.amedd.army.mil/
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