The Infectious Disease Network
Turner, A., Wages, R., Nadeau, K. et al. (2018). The Infectious Disease Network (IDN): Development and Use for Evaluation of Potential Ebola Cases in Georgia. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 12(6):765-771.
The authors describe a Georgia network of hospitals and emergency medical service providers which was created after the 2014 Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa to treat a “suspected or confirmed serious communicable disease patient” while ensuring health care worker safety. The providers were required to demonstrate infection control practices such as appropriate PPE use, waste management during care and patient transport.