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State Health Officials Outline State’s Preparedness for Ebola Crisis

October 20th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

State health officials in a press conference Friday, outlined why they believe Maryland is well prepared to handle the Ebola crisis. Governor Martin O'Malley says the state has improved its ability to detect and contain all infectious diseases ever since the 9/11 attacks, but state health secretary Joshua Sharfstein admits people are still nervous. The governor said that Marylander’s can take heart in the fact that if there are any situations that develop related to ebola, the state has some of the finest medical facilities in the world:

There have been no cases of Ebola diagnosed here, but one of those nurses from Texas who tested positive for Ebola has now taken up residence in an isolation unit at the NIH in Bethesda

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