The Role Urgent Care Centers Are Playing in the Ebola Outbreak

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When the Dallas County Sheriff Deputy who entered the apartment of the first Ebola patient to die of the virus in the U.S. started to feel ill himself, the first place he opted to go an urgent care clinic as opposed to a hospital emergency room.

Additionally, a man who recently visited West Africa began complaining of severe flu-like symptoms also visited an urgent care facility seeking treatment, prompting the facility to briefly close.

The two nurses who contracted the deadly Ebola virus while caring for the Dallas patient, who have no since recovered, have drawn debate of how the virus was transmitted from patient to nurses who were covered in protective gear.… Read More...