First things first: You don’t have Ebola, and you (probably) won’t get it. As Twitter has pointed out, more Americans have been married to Kim Kardashian than have contracted Ebola in the U.S. That said, if you did happen to just return from West Africa and you also happen to be running a fever, you’re going to be treated at one of three Maryland hospitals, two of which are in Baltimore.
The three designated medical centers are Johns Hopkins Hospital and University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, and DC’s MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The idea is that nurses and doctors at these hospitals will receive special, intensive training to make them better at identifying and treating any potential Ebola patients.
The hospitals are all ready well on the way to prepping staff for any patients who may come down the pipeline, training people in everything from critical care transport to how to take off gloves.
Hopefully, none of this extreme caution will be necessary. But it’s good to know it’s there, just in case.
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