New York City Health and Hospitals Leads Multi-Agency Training Exercise for Marburg Virus

Last week, NYC Health + Hospitals led a training exercise testing the health care system’s ability to identify and isolate “patients” with simulated Marburg virus symptoms and safely transport them to NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue. Health care and EMS workers needed to wear hazmat suits and follow strict protocols to ensure their safety while handling the patients to prevent exposure to the pathogen.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue’s Special Pathogens Program is a founding partner of NETEC and one of 13 Regional Emerging Special Pathogen Treatment Centers (RESPTCs) throughout the country charged with developing a regional special pathogens response.

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