GALVESTON — A truck containing 100 barrels of medical waste from Dallas’ Presbyterian Hospital arrived at the University of Texas Medical Branch on Saturday morning so it can be destroyed in an incinerator.

The waste, which includes items such as blankets and gloves that came into contact with Dallas Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan, arrived at the medical branch’s incinerator on Harborside Drive around 6 a.m. The truck was escorted to the campus by police.

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(4) comments

Jarvis Buckley

Now I see why they call us a destination city.

Ana Ortiz-Monasterio Draa

Good job UTMB!

Don Ciaccio

It's not what they are burning that have UTMB staff going bonkers. It's the fact that so many staff are saying they have had no training on Ebola in years and that the hospital is totally unprepared. The vast majority of staff don't have a clue how to properly put on & off the protective gear (that is the same gear since before Ike). Yeah, make no mistake, UTMB is not ready to treat patients. Just ask the people that work there!

Don Ciaccio

That's ok, the nuclear waste from the ship they just brought here to be dismantled should kill any Ebola that escapes UTMB! Makes sense.

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