More Hospitals Ready for Ebola Patients in the U.S.

Thursday, December 4, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Alex Hull
December 4, 2014

When U.S. Dr. Kent Brantly caught the Ebola virus in Liberia he was transported by an ambulance in Atlanta at the Emory University Hospital. The hospital is one of four in the U.S. that is equipped to deal with people suffering from the deadly Ebola virus.

The other three hospitals are a bio containment wind in Montana created for workers at a laboratory nearby that deals with diseases that are highly contagious, the National Institute of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda and Omaha’s University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Since that incident, nine other people have been treated in the United States for the Ebola disease, mostly in those four hospitals. However, if another patient suffering of the disease will need treatment, there will be more hospitals ready for Ebola patients in the U.S.

35 hospitals are staffed, equipped and trained in the U.S. to handle patients suffering from the disease, the Department of Health and Human Services has stated. The centers have 53 beds examined by team at the Centers for Disease Control’s Rapid Ebola Preparedness and have been made available.

Dr. Thomas Frieden, director at CDC, said:

“As long as Ebola is spreading in West Africa, we must prepare for the possibility of additional cases in the United States,”

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