Those that work at Nebraska Medicine’s Biocontainment Unit feel a sense of pride that TIME magazine selected men and women on the front lines of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as their person of the year.
“Just a feeling of gratefulness for being able to be here to be that support for those people when they come back and need the care. Just being proud of what we have been able to accomplish here,” says Biocontainment Unit nurse Angela Vasa.
Critical Care Director Dr. Dan Johnson says, “I think we’ve been part of the fight against Ebola in a small way. I think the article appropriately gives credit mostly to the people who are in West Africa fighting Ebola on the front lines.”
Johnson says until Ebola is completely eradicated in West Africa the entire world remains at risk.
The Biocontainment Unit in Omaha successfully treated two Ebola patients. A third patient was critically ill and passed away shortly after his arrival.