Are Community Hospitals Up to the Task?

October 14, 2014 4:36 PM

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With the announcement that a nurse in Dallas contracted Ebola while caring for an infected patient in a community hospital, calls are increasing to treat the disease only in centers specializing in treatment of highly contagious and highly virulent diseases.

MedPage Today contacted a half-dozen infectious disease specialists to ask whether they agree that the CDC should require that all Ebola patient care take place in BSL4 units.

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