The second atypical serotype reacted with monovalent anti-IV type antisera but not the group-specific antisera, and it agglutinated with MASF B-specific and MASF IV-1 E1037-specific antibodies.
It also reacted with type-specific antibody MASF II and group-specific antibodies MASF Y-5 and MASF 7,8 (online Technical Appendix Table 1).
After flying into Munich aboard a C-130 Hercules, members of the MASF team loaded their equipment onto some trucks and traveled about 30 minutes to Erding AB, where they set up shop.
Jerry Martinez, who was the second radio operator who deployed as part of the MASF team, accomplished that task on their first attempt.
Once the MASF was set up, the team practiced its patient loading and unloading skills.
While all of this was going on, German civilian medical professionals came in and checked out the operation and were able to ask questions of the entire MASF team.
The MASF team had to unload a C-130, with the engines running, and bring the patients into the MASF and evaluate them within a certain period of time.