CDC Announces Ebola Treatment Hospitals and New Interim Hospital Guidance

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that  35 U.S. hospitals have been designated as Ebola treatment centers. The majority of hospitals are located near the five international airports — John F. Kennedy in New York; Newark Liberty; Washington Dulles; O’Hare in Chicago and Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta — that travelers from Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Mali are required to use when arriving in the United States and in communities with large populations of West African immigrants.

CDC also released a factsheet on its Ebola Response Team, the full list of Ebola treatment centers, and interim hospital preparedness guidance. The guidance includes a framework for a tiered approach to hospital preparedness, including more details for frontline healthcare facilities,  Ebola assessment hospitals, and Ebola treatment centers. View the guidance on CDC’s website at http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/2014-west-africa/whats-new.html.

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