A look inside: Nebraska Biocontainment Unit is clean and ready if needed

By Julie Anderson Omaha World-Herald staff writer.

After housing up to three patients being treated for the novel coronavirus in recent weeks, the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit by the end of last week had been cleaned and made ready for future use if needed.

The three are among 15 Americans who arrived in Omaha after being evacuated from a stricken cruise ship off the coast of Japan. Thirteen of the 15 tested positive for the virus; two were negative.

The 10-bed unit, on the seventh floor of the Nebraska Medical Center’s University Tower at 44th and Emile Streets, is set up like a hospital ward with advanced infection controls.

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