Atlanta Hospital Is One Of Safest Places To Treat Ebola
The Ebola virus has killed more than 700 people in Africa and could have catastrophic consequences if allowed to spread, world health officials say. So why would anyone allow infected Americans to come to Atlanta?
The answer, experts say, is because Emory University Hospital is one of the safest places in the world to treat someone with Ebola. Theres virtually no chance the virus can spread from the Atlanta hospitals super-secure isolation unit.
And another thing, they say: medical workers risking their lives overseas deserve the best treatment they can get.
Emorys infectious diseases unit was created 12 years ago to handle doctors who get sick at the CDC. It is one of about four in the country equipped with everything necessary to test, treat and contain people exposed to very dangerous viruses.
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