California reviewing Ebola detection, procedures

Oct 15, 2014 6:45 PM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California public health officials say they are reviewing emergency response plans should Ebola makes its way into the state.

State Health Officer Ron Chapman said Wednesday that the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown has assembled a team to monitor the situation after two Texas nurses tested positive for the virus while caring for an Ebola patient.

Chapman said California is trying to determine whether certain hospitals should be designated to treat Ebola patients. California also is asking the federal government to consider adding screenings at its international airports.

Many nurses say they have not been briefed about how their facilities will respond should an Ebola patient turn up.

California has tested two patients for Ebola, one in Sacramento County and one in Los Angeles County. Both were negative.

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