Captured inside what is known as the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), Ebola Kit Building, this image depicts two men, who were members of the Stockpile Logistics Team, in the process of configuring the placement of wooden pallets, which supported stacks of boxes containing personal protective equipment (PPE) items. This PPE paraphernalia would be used to complete the complement of items contained inside each of the Ebola kit boxes, seen in PHIL 22230 and 22231. The PPE would be worn by emergency responders when administering treatment to Ebola patients.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) stockpile personnel assembled PPE kits with product from the SNS. Each PPE kit can assist a U.S. hospital-based clinical team member, caring for one Ebola patient, for up to five days.
“CDC’s SNS is the nation’s largest supply of potentially life-saving pharmaceuticals and medical supplies for use in a public health emergency severe enough to cause local supplies to run out. The stockpile ensures the right medicines and supplies are available when and where needed to save lives.”
“When state, local, tribal, and territorial responders request federal assistance to support their response efforts, the stockpile ensures that medicine and supplies get to those who need them most during an emergency. Organized for scalable response to a variety of public health threats, the repository contains enough supplies to respond to multiple large-scale emergencies, simultaneously.”
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