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Denver Health Improves Regional Ebola Treatment Center


​DENVER (CBS4) – Denver Health Medical Center (DHMC) is now better equipped to care for patients with Ebola and other highly infectious diseases.

In response to the deadly Ebola epidemic in 2014, the hospital has improved its biocontainment unit and is ready to serve patients in a six-state region.
 
The nurses now have sophisticated suits, helmets, and face shields to protect them from infection. They are members of what’s called the HITeam (High Risk Infection Team) and are prepared to treat patients with Ebola, measles, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) or any other highly-infectious disease.