CDC funding opens six new infectious disease epicenters

Six new academic institutions will work on new ways to protect patients from dangerous germs thanks to $11 million in funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The additional centers will double the number of CDC Prevention Epicenters that aim to find new and improved ways to prevent the spread of infectious diseases like Ebola in healthcare facilities. The new facilities are Emory University, The Johns Hopkins University, University of Illinois, Chicago, University of Iowa, University of Maryland, Baltimore and the University of Utah. Announcement