These two Bed Isolators, produced by Vickers Medical, Ltd., were on display in 1977 at the CDC.
Isolation units like these are often used during deadly viral outbreaks, and can contain ill patients, thereby, reducing the chances of patient-to-patient, or patient-to-health care provider cross contamination. These are aircraft-transportable units. Predecessor isolator units to these were used in the 1976 Zaire Ebola outbreak to assist in the containment of the virus.
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