(HOUSTON)— Houston’s MD Anderson Cancer Center treats patients from many countries.
The world renowned hospital said it is ready to deal with the Ebola virus or any other communicable disease.
With the current concern about people with Ebola traveling to the United States, MD Anderson said its taking great care to screen patients.
MD Anderson President Dr. Ron De Pinho said strict protocols are in place.
“That would allow us to identify individuals that might be at risk and if they do develop the disease, to appropriately contain those individuals so that one does not infect others,” De Pinho said.
He said those protocols or procedures are in place across all major medical centers in the U.S.
De Pinho said MD Anderson is also working very closely with the Centers for Disease Control.
Texas Children’s Hospital, meanwhile, hopes it doesn’t see any cases of Ebola, but said its very well prepared if one should show up at its door step.
Mark Kline is the physician-in-chief at Texas Children’s. He said after the Ebola case in Dallas, there is a higher level screening of patients.
“And if it is found that a family or child has travelled within the past 21 days to one of the countries where Ebola is currently epidemic, they will immediately be put in an isolation area, infection control will be notified,” Kline said.
He said to better prepare their staff, Texas Children’s has also conducted simulation exercises that will be helpful in the event of a serious medical situation.
- Ebola Virus Symptoms and Prevention Tips
- Questions and Answers About the US Ebola Case
- Bush Airport, CDC Working to Contain Potential Ebola Infections
- How the CDC Will Make Sure Ebola Doesn’t Spread in US
- Houston Health Officials on Alert for Ebola Cases
- UN Warns Ebola ‘Could Become Airborne’
- Officials: Dallas Ebola Patient Possibly Made Contact With 80 People
- It’s ‘Not Impossible’ Others in US Could Contract Ebola, CDC Head Says
The Latest News Headlines, Traffic and Weather: Follow @news92fm
Houston Hospitals Prepared for Potential Ebola Patients was originally published on news92fm.com
Majic Under The Stars feat. Tyrese, Tamia, Tamar Braxton AND MORE! October 21st
You Must Ask Your Daughter’s Boyfriend These 10 Questions
PV vs Grambling: State Fair Classic 2023 Saturday Sept. 30
Sha’Carri Richardson Rocks Natural Hair During Diamond League Final 2023: ‘I Had To Pull Out The Natural’
Jeezy Files For Divorce From TV Host Wife Jeannie Mai
Win Passes To Cedric The Entertainer LIVE Sept 27 at Rockhouse Southern Kitchen
Smothered Creamed Spinach Chicken Recipe
[VIDEO] Man Punched For Yelling During Beyonce Mute Challenge In Houston