The 3 Maryland Hospitals Designated For Ebola Patients

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Three hospitals in Maryland have been designated for treatment of Ebola patients in Maryland. Those three hospitals are Johns Hopkins Hospital, the University of Maryland Medical Center and MedStar Washing Medical Center in D.C. Hours before this, the CDC ordered Maryland health officials to screen travelers from West Africa before they come into the state. These hospitals are among the second option for the treatment of Ebola patients who are unable to go to one of the federal health facilities. The three West African countries that Maryland health officials have been instructed to screen people who are entering the state are: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

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Currently, there are vaccines being developed in Maryland for Ebola. A vaccine developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada is being tested at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, Maryland. That vaccine uses a vesicular stomatitis virus to combat Ebola. In Bethesda, Maryland a vaccine by GlaxoSmithKline is being tested at the National Institutes of Health. This vaccine uses an adenovirus. As of yesterday, the University of Maryland is now testing a vaccine for Ebola. This vaccine was created by the National Institute of Health in Bethesda and is being used on volunteers.

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