Boston Hospital Only New England Center Designated to Treat Ebola Patients

As part of a recent training session, staff members at the Center for Disaster Medicine in Boston trained on a a hypothetical situation in which a 12 year-old girl and her father are both admitted with the Ebola virus.

The response team carefully put on personal protective equipment, before bringing the girl out of an ambulance and into a specially prepared area. The father was close by as another team focused on his needs.

The hospital is the only center in New England designated to handle these cases and drills make sure they will be ready.

“Infectious disease is always changing. The viruses, the bacteria. They evolve very fast, frankly faster than we do.”

Dr. Paul Biddinger, Chief of the Division of Emergency Preparedness at Mass General Hospital

Read the full story at WCVB5 Boston.

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This 2017 report, prepared by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Office of Emergency Management’s Division of National Healthcare Preparedness Programs, outlined plans for the regional special pathogen treatment centers including funding and timetables, for each tier outlining capabilities for infrastructure, training, and other key parameters, such as waste management.

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