TriagePatients with symptoms suggesting an Ebola infection are examined in a tent by medical workers wearing protective clothing. 1 Low-probability ward Patients who might not have Ebola wait here for hours or days until tests reveal whether they have the virus. High-probability wardIf the medical staff suspects that someone has Ebola, the person is cared for in this tent until test results are in. 2 3 Ebola wardConfirmed cases are treated here. Because no cure exists, the medical staff can provide only supportive care, which increases the chance of survival. Direct entryPatients with clear signs of an Ebola infection are taken straight to the Ebola ward, without going through triage. Cemetery and incineratorBodies are buried nearby but off site. Medical waste is burned a short distance away from the treatment center. Patient exitRecovered patients take an antiseptic shower, put on clean clothes and step through decontamination basins before leaving the clinic. No longer infec--tious, they carry antibodies against the virus for as many as 10 years. Dressing roomMedical staff entering the clinic put on protective equipment: dressing gown, apron, respirator, surgical cap, goggles, boots and two pairs of gloves. Clinic employ--ees work in twos, checking each other’s suits for tears or openings. Undressing roomWorkers must undress very slowly and carefully to prevent infection, washing hands after removing each item of protective clothing. Some equipment can be reused after disinfection; other items are incinerated. VisitorsA double fence separates patients from their visitors. 4 MorgueIn some areas, as many as 75 percent of Ebola patients die. Bodies are stored temporar-ily in a morgue until medical workers can bury them. 5 Decontaminationshower Patient exit Patient showerand toilet Flexible fencing Foot decontamination basin Disinfection with a0.5% chlorine solution Barrier LOW-PROBABILITY WARD HIGH-PROBABILITY WARD EBOLA WARD MORGUE TRIAGE

SOURCE: Doctors Without Borders, CDC, World Health Organization.