After a first US patient died from Ebola yesterday in a hospital that handled the case in a very negligent manner (see article in Reuters), New York hospitals and airports are gearing up for the worst. Starting this Saturday all passengers arriving from the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will have their temperature taken. Passengers suspected to have contracted the virus will be sent to Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan. Bellevue can treat up to 4 patients in dedicated isolation rooms and 9 additional rooms may be similarly equipped if necessary. The staff has received training related to leave-no-skin-cell uncovered precautions and all necessary protective gear is available.
Read more in the New York Times