USC Student Health Center says it's ready for possible ebola cases
Communications Director Marjorie Duffie explains plans set by the health center
Sophomore Sam Siegl tell Carolina News that he doesnt think the student health center is prepared.
By: Nichelle Torres
Due to recent Ebola events in the United States USC's Thompson Student Health Center has plans in place to deal with a possible ebola infected patient. Health center spokesman says they follow the guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control to ensure the safety of the patients and health care providers.
“We have a room that we can put people in, not an actual quarantine room because we're not actually equipped for that here. But it's a room that we can put individuals in and communicate with them and have little exposure to other individuals and our staff," says media relations director Marjorie Duffie. She also says that they do have protective gear.
But some students feel that the student health center is not prepared. "If most hospitals in Dallas can't contain it completely I doubt the student health center here is capable of it", says sophomore Sam Siegl.
Some health care providers say that our campus should be more worried about the flu.
"The flu kills way more people than Ebola in this country so it's coming and getting your flu shot if you're truly worried about health, people need to come get their flu shot.", says Megan Weis who is the associate director at the Institute of Medicine and Public Health.
Duffie says that if you have been to an infected area that you should contact them immediately to avoid transmitting the disease to others.
But no matter what the case is the student health center says they are here for students. Flu shots are available in the student health center for $10.00.