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Officials Designate 35 Hospitals For Ebola Care

  

(AP) - Health officials have designated 35 hospitals across the country as Ebola treatment centers.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the list of hospitals on Tuesday. Most are clustered in metropolitan areas like New York City, San Francisco, Minneapolis and Washington D.C.

Four are in Northern California. They are: Kaiser South Sacramento Medical Center, UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, Kaiser Oakland Medical Center, and the UC San Francisco Medical Center.

There are no Ebola treatment centers in Southern California.

Federal health officials have spent the past month evaluating hospitals and staffing. The hospitals in the final list of Ebola "referral treatment centers" have been determined to have the staffing, training and equipment to deal with the potentially deadly virus.

West Africa is currently suffering the worst Ebola outbreak in history, with more than 15,900 illnesses and at least 5,700 deaths so far. Four cases have been diagnosed in the United States.

-Capital Public Radio Staff, Associated Press