Small clusters of cases could overwhelm system

29 Oct, 2014

An AP review finds that the U.S. health system is so unprepared and short on resources that even small clusters of the virus could overwhelm parts of the system. Airborne viruses such as SARS, a new flu strain, or the Lassa virus could also crash the system. The review assessed training, manpower, funding, emergency room shortcomings, supplies, infection control and protection for health care workers as well as interviewing dozens of experts. One says that a small group of experts at each hospital knows procedures but worries this isn’t sufficient:

Will it be enough? We’ll find out.

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