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Biocontainment Unit

BCU facility

Welcome to the Johns Hopkins Biocontainment Unit (BCU)

The BCU is a state of the art facility designed to care for patients with highly infectious diseases such as Ebola. The unit is the result of an intense multidisciplinary and collaborative effort that involved experts from across the Johns Hopkins Health System and from around the world.  The BCU is staffed by dedicated providers with special training in infection control and can provide care for up to 3 patients in an environment that ensures the safety of healthcare workers, patients and their families. When not active for patient care, the BCU will serve as a site for research and training for high consequence pathogens such as Ebola, SARS, MERS CoV and highly drug resistant tuberculosis.

Biocontainment Unit Virtual Tour

The new, state-of-the-art Biocontainment Unit at The Johns Hopkins Hospital is prepared to safely care for adult and pediatric patients with highly infectious diseases, without compromising the health and safety of other patients, families and care teams.

Building a Biocontainment Unit

A new, state-of-the-art Biocontainment Unit was constructed at The Johns Hopkins Hospital to safely treat adult and pediatric patients with Ebola virus disease and other highly infectious diseases. When the unit does not have patients, it will be used for education, training and research on infectious diseases.