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Cuomo says New York is ready if Ebola arrives

(AP) - New York Gov. Andrew says the state is ready to tackle Ebola - even if it never arrives. Cuomo said Thursday that eight hospitals across the state are especially prepared with go-to teams who've

News 12 Staff

Oct 17, 2014, 12:33 AM

Updated 3,536 days ago

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(AP) - New York Gov. Andrew says the state is ready to tackle Ebola - even if it never arrives.
Cuomo said Thursday that eight hospitals across the state are especially prepared with go-to teams who've been drilled in anti-Ebola protocols.
In addition, officials said public transportation systems including New York City's subways and buses are on the alert for possible passengers carrying the virus.
Cuomo told a news conference that that starting Monday, medical experts will be dispatched to hospitals to make sure they have the needed equipment and training for possible Ebola cases.
But the governor says New Yorkers' anxiety level is higher than the probability of the deadly virus arriving here.
Cuomo says he counts himself among "the anxious types."


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