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UTMB scientist is headed into the Ebola hot zone - The Galveston County Daily News : Health

October 31, 2014

UTMB scientist is headed into the Ebola hot zone

Posted: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 1:00 am | Updated: 9:24 pm, Thu Oct 16, 2014.

GALVESTON — At a time when most are fleeing the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, one of Galveston’s own is flying in.

Thomas Ksiazek, director of high containment laboratory operations for the Galveston National Laboratory at the University of Texas Medical Branch, will leave for Sierra Leone on Aug. 11 to lead U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Ebola outbreak control operations, assisting the government of Sierra Leone.

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