The United States health care system is vastly unprepared to handle Ebola should the virus spread, according to a new report.
An investigation of emergency preparedness by the Associated Press reveals the country is not ready to handle the disease even on a smaller scale, nor is it equipped to handle the spread of other infectious diseases that are airborne, like a new flu strain or SARS.
“Even though there have been only a couple cases, many health systems are already overwhelmed,” Dr. Kenrad Nelson, a professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, told the AP.
Experts say it’s unlikely that Ebola will spread widely in the U.S.
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