Seattle’s Harborview Hospital Asked to Take Ebola Evacuees If Needed
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC has asked the noted Seattle hospital to consider taking US residents who may need treatment after evacuation from West Africa.
Now, currently, NO residents are in such a need, but the CDC is taking precautions in case the number of Americans infected with the deadly virus increase. According to NW Cable News and KING-5 TV Seattle:
"The Seattle-King County Public Health says nobody infected with Ebola who needs to be evacuated is expected at Harborview in the near future. But, the agency says the hospital has taken steps to be ready if it's needed.
Harborview would be the fifth hospital in the country to consider accepting Ebola evacuees, according to the CDC." (Bold lettering added for emphasis).
So far, several people are in Washington D.C. hospital being treated, and investigations and treatment continue for a case (and possibly several others) in Dallas.