It’s an Airbus A340-300 with three high-security isolation units surrounded by an airtight tent with negative pressure. The treatment tent can be entered and exited safely. The facility can provide comprehensive intensive care on board This if good for the medical team and for the crew of the aircraft. At the front of the cabin, there are still seats for up to 19 passengers such as doctors, attendants from the RKI, isolation tent technicians and a Lufthansa engineer. This was a request and decision of the German government who made a solid step in advance in the preparation to eventually confront with many Ebola cases. The aircraft conversion started on 17 November in Hamburg and now Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Federal Minister of Health Hermann Gröhe accepted receipt. Hundreds Lufthansa employees are prepared volunteer as crew for aid flights.
At the same time, good news are coming from the U.S. where the first human trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine created by researchers from the National Institutes of Health in Maryland produced an immune response and developed anti-Ebola antibodies.