As the ebola virus continues to wreak havoc in west Africa, students at Texas A & M University designed an ebola clinic that could fit inside a standard shipping container. The first American case of the disease recently ended in a fatality in Dallas, making this pressing problem all the more relevant.
Even though ebola is largely manageable when appropriate healthcare systems are in place, it is still something many in the United States are worried about. This portable ebola clinic shows how inexpensive, modular and easy to assemble structures can have an enormous impact in addressing this pandemic. The key is isolating patients from the general public, as is the case with many similar diseases. Overcrowding of current facilities is also an issue influencing this design.