A designated Ebola quarantine jet is being used to carry victims of the virus from Africa to hospitals in the West, in order to prevent the spread of the infection to others. The airplane is a 32-year-old Gulfstream III that formerly belonged to the Danish Air Force.
What makes this airplane well-suited to quarantining patients of infectious disease is its speed -- it can travel long-haul routes at very high speeds even when carrying a large medical team in addition to the patient and the pilot.
This Ebola quarantine jet is also easily manipulable for the purpose of quarantining -- it was outfitted with an Aeromedical Biological Containment system, a tent-like plastic structure that uses a special ventilation system to keep pathogens contained inside.
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