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Health official - No Ebola patients would be treated in WV

11/19/2014

The Charleston Gazette
By Eric Eyre

In the unlikely event that someone with the Ebola virus would travel to West Virginia, the patient would be isolated and immediately taken to one of three out-of-state hospitals that have been designated to treat the infectious disease, a state public health official told lawmakers Tuesday.

“No Ebola patients would be treated through the course of the disease in West Virginia,” said Melissa Kinnaird, deputy director of the West Virginia Center for Threat Preparedness. “They would be transferred to one of the designated [hospitals in Maryland, Nebraska or Atlanta].”

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