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State refuses to name Ebola hospitals

Georgia health officials are refusing to identify six hospitals that will join Emory University Hospital as the state's primary Ebola treatment centers, fearing that negative reactions from the public, vendors and others could slow the hospitals' preparations.

Explaining their secrecy, state officials pointed to the troubles Emory University Hospital faced after it began treating Ebola patients in August. Hospital officials received hate mail, vendors refused to handle blood samples and at least one restaurant refused to deliver pizza.

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