Dr. Kimberly Parlson, a biology professor at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, explains some of the uses for the bio-containment unit at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Dr. Parlson says, “What the purpose of that is, to serve as a state and regional training center so we can train other people in the state to respond and be prepared for any of these emerging infectious disease situations that actually do occur.”
Parlson says next week’s speaker is Sharon Medcalf, an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Public Health.
“When we had the two patients that came to the University of Nebraska Medical Center to be treated for Ebola, it was her group that actually made sure everything was in place, the ambulances for transfer, having all the workers prepared and trained to actually treat these patients.”
Medcalf will present “An Overview of Ebola” next Monday at 5:30 PM at Cunningham’s Journal in Kearney. The event is free.
By Brent Weithorn, KKPR, Kearney