Dr. Douglas Kirk, chief medical officer at UC Davis Medical Center, speaks to the media Thursday about the hospital's readiness for possible ebola patients. On Friday, the hospital was named as one of five in the state to handle possible cases of the disease.
Dr. Douglas Kirk, chief medical officer at UC Davis Medical Center, speaks to the media Thursday about the hospital's readiness for possible ebola patients. On Friday, the hospital was named as one of five in the state to handle possible cases of the disease. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com
Dr. Douglas Kirk, chief medical officer at UC Davis Medical Center, speaks to the media Thursday about the hospital's readiness for possible ebola patients. On Friday, the hospital was named as one of five in the state to handle possible cases of the disease. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com
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UC Davis Medical Center picked as one of five hospitals to treat Ebola cases in California

October 24, 2014 01:44 PM

UPDATED October 24, 2014 07:59 PM

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