UAB Prepared For Ebloa Cases

The Ebola case diagnosed in Dallas this week has hospitals across the United States scrambling to prepare for the possibility of similar cases. Officials at UAB Hospital in Birmingham say they are ready to deal with the deadly virus if it makes its way to Alabama. Doctor Bernard Camins, UAB’s health care epidemiologist, says specific guidelines have been developed to identify and isolate any patient who show Ebola-like symptoms and who has traveled in the West African regions where the disease is spreading. Although UAB and other hospitals are gearing up to deal with the virus if necessary, state health officials still say Ebola is unlikely to become a major problem in the U.S.

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