As another American health care worker who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus is being transported into Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital for further testing, the CDC has announced 35 hospitals designated as Ebola Treatment Center, with more to be named.
“We are implementing and constantly strengthening multiple levels of protection, including increasing the number of hospitals that have the training and capabilities to manage the complex care of an Ebola patient,” said CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden in a statement.
These facilities will supplement the four hospitals equipped with bio-containment units: Emory University Hospital (which has already successfully treated four infected patients), University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD, and St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, MT.
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