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Despite small risk, Long Island hospitals make Ebola virus preparations

North Shore LIJ in New Hyde Park says

North Shore LIJ in New Hyde Park says it is ready if a case were to come to its hospital. Officials at the hospital say nurses are trained to ask specific questions to patients when they come to the emergency room. If that nurse determines the patient is at risk of having the deadly disease, they are quickly quarantined from the rest of the hospital patients. (August 5, 2014 5:42 PM)

Even though health officials say the threat of contracting the Ebola virus remains small for Americans, hospitals across Long Island are preparing for possible cases.

North Shore LIJ in New Hyde Park says it is ready if a case were to come to its hospital. Officials at the hospital say nurses are trained to ask specific questions to patients when they come to the emergency room. If that nurse...

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