Doubling Down Against Ebola

Doubling Down Against Ebola
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OMAHA – The University of Nebraska Medical Center is doubling down in its fight against Ebola.

Instead of sharing a $12 million federal grant UNMC, and two other nationally known hospitals, will be getting $24 million.

The grant will help create a research network, which includes 10 U.S. treatment centers, to battle the highly contagious and deadly disease.

The network will increase response time in the event of an outbreak, said Dr. Chris Kratochvil who expects the added operations to be up and running this summer.

Since December 2014,  UNMC and its partners have trained more than 840 health workers in the area of infectious disease control.

The funds come from the Centers for Disease Control and the US Department of Health and Human Services.

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