The National Institutes of Health(NIH) reports that an American healthcare provider has tested positive for Ebola. The unnamed worker had been treating Ebola stricken patients in Sierra Leone. The American will be isolated and transported to Bethesda, Maryland via a specially equipped airplane. NIH further states that the patient will be "housed" in their Special Clinical Studies Unit(SCSU). The SCSU is one of the premier isolation and treatment areas in the world. The unit was also responsible for resurrecting Dallas' Nurse Pham.
According to NIH, the SCSU is a 7-bed inpatient unit designed to facilitate the optimal performance of clinical research protocols involving frequent interventions. Additionally, the unit’s state-of-the-art infrastructure (isolation capabilities, staff training and infection control algorithms) allows for the study of patients harboring potentially infectious pathogens or for the performance of clinical research protocols involving the use of potentially infectious vectors. Included are photos of the interior of an isolation aircraft.