UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC Hospitals have been selected as a Regional Emerging Special Pathogen Treatment Center (RESPTC) by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response.

RESPTCs are special care units that treat serious, highly communicable infectious diseases such as Ebola or monkeypox.

UNC was selected as one of three hospitals to add to the current 10 RESPTC hospitals across the United States. Until now, the closest RESPTC was at Emory University in Atlanta.

The three-million-dollar grant will be used to provide training and education to staff, then establish a special intensive care unit and increase hospital capabilities.

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