CDC Plans To Route Future U.S. Ebola Patients To Specially Trained Hospitals

October 21, 2014 12:57 AM

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CDC Plans To Route Future U.S. Ebola Patients To Specially Trained Hospitals

In the event that another person in the United States tests positive for Ebola, they could be re-routed to one of a handful of hospitals that are specifically equipped and trained to deal with deadly viruses like Ebola, confirmed Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Tom Frieden during a press conference on Oct. 20.

"There’s a need for specialized centers when there is a patient with confirmed Ebola, or a number of patients if that were to happen in the future,” said Frieden, though he did not specify which hospitals would be among the designated group. "We need to increase the margin of safety.”

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