One health care worker in Dallas that treated a patient with Ebola contracted the deadly illness and is receiving care.
Dr. Mark Rupp, an Infectious Disease Specialist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and says every hospital in the country needs to be prepared as this likely won’t be the last outbreak that we will see.
With the death of the Ebola patient in Dallas at least one expert believes that all Ebola patients be treated at biocontainment facilities. There are only four in the country and the Med Center’s is the largest with 10 beds. Biocontainment Unit Director Dr. Phil Smith says there are no plans to expand at the Med Center or at any of their affiliated facilities. Dr. Smith says any hospital of any size needs to get up to speed on treating and isolating patients with Ebola.
The unit is currently treating one patient, Ashoka Mukpo. He arrived one week ago today and continues to show improvement.