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In the shadows of downtown Chicago sits a unique and powerful tool in the fight against bioterrorism we can insulin become a secure -- so we can lock down.
And really control the flow of patients coming through.
-- in the case of infectious disease outbreak of biological or chemical attack this new state of the art disaster response center at Rush University Medical Center can close off a single Rome or an entire way -- while contaminated air is vented out think about it is pushing are sucking the Germans out of the room.
-- -- -- Out of the hospital -- a safe distance from any public the hospital consulted with the military to design unique features including a decontamination shower areas inside -- he off.
There are more showers inside the ambulance -- underground.
Tanks can -- 101000 gallons of contaminated.
If you're mass casualties the hospital's main lobby converts into a triage area oxygen and gas hookups -- inside these pillars.
The cost for all of this 28 million dollars mostly from private money in some great.
But while Chicago has this one of a kind facility a study from the center for bio security reports US health -- is ill prepared for catastrophic health events.
And the national health agency that monitors and -- hospital preparedness recognizes there is significant room for improvement.
Let's be honest our hospitals don't stand in isolation.
There's partnership the need to be developed.
With our emergency management community are public health community.
Working as a unit like that he's going to be key Steve Brown Fox News.
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