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Is that it? UK´s two-bed ebola unit:
MP calls for fever scans at UK airports...
but we have just one isolation facility

Daily Mail [UK], by Stephen Adams, Martyn Halle

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 8/2/2014 7:59:16 PM

Britain has just two ‘ebola-proof’ hospital beds, The Mail on Sunday has learnt. Official guidance states that patients with the highly infectious disease--which has no vaccine, no cure and kills up to 90 percent of victims--should be treated in specially built units that are biologically secure. Yet there is only one operational High Secure Infectious Diseases Unit (HSIDU) in the UK, at the Royal Free Hospital in London. It has two beds. A second, at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, is ‘being redeveloped’ according to NHS England. Should Britain have more than two ebola patients at any one time,

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Is Emory it for us? Do we have anything else?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lalo, 8/2/2014 11:09:38 PM     (No. 9951244)

Most of the reports of course have mentioned that Emory is one of four hospitals equipped to handle high-risk infectious patients like this. I haven´t seen any of the other hospitals named though.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TXknitter, 8/3/2014 1:53:35 AM     (No. 9951314)

I should check this out but I believe the U.S. has four, highly-specialized isolation units and Emory is one of them. I have heard only the best epidemiologists work
and train there. Poor Britain.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2, 8/3/2014 5:06:51 AM     (No. 9951361)

The big question is what difference does it make that the U.S. has 4 isolation facilities when we´re stuck with BarryCare and the UK is stuck with NHS. Only the elite would be allowed in. The rest of us will be designated as ´no longer viable and worthwhile´.

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