Ward physician Thomas Klotzkowski and doctor for tropical medicine Florian Steiner put on protective suits at the quarantine station for patients with infectious diseases at the Charite hospital in Berlin on Aug. 11.
The isolation ward at the Charite is one of a handful of medical centers in Germany equipped to treat patients suffering from Ebola and other highly infectious diseases. Charite personnel demonstrated the ward's ebola treatment capabilities for the media on Monday.
Klotzkowski and Steiner wear protective suits as they walk through the quarantine station.
A nurse wears an isolation suit inside a sick room prepared to treat patients with infectious diseases like Ebola.
Steiner and Klotzkowski wear protective clothing inside a sick room during a demonstration of the proceedings at the quarantine ward of Berlin's Charite hospital. The ward is prepared to receive people sick with tropical diseases, like the deadly Ebola virus.
The rigorous use of quarantine is needed to prevent its spread, as well as high standards of hygiene for anyone who might come into contact with the disease.
Klotzkowski prepares a blood sample for analysis during a demonstration for the media of the ebola treatment capabilities at Charite hospital.
A doctor prepares a blood sample for analysis during a demonstration of ebola treatment capabilities of the hospital.
Ebola is one of the deadliest diseases known to humanity. It has no proven cure and there is no vaccine to prevent infection. The most effective treatment involves alleviating symptoms that include fever, vomiting and diarrhoea.
Steiner is sprayed with disinfectant at the quarantine station.
Protective suits hang in the quarantine station for patients with infectious diseases. The signs read: "Do not Enter. Infectious Diseases. No Trespassing!"