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State official on Ebola - “Our job is to protect the public’s health”

10/16/2014

WV Metro News
By Shauna Johnson

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Saying the United States must monitor Ebola in a much more aggressive way, President Barack Obama has called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to more quickly deploy rapid response teams to areas where Ebola is diagnosed.

The President said Wednesday, if already-established health protocols are followed properly, “The likelihood of widespread Ebola outbreaks in this country are very, very low.”

In West Virginia, Jerry Rhodes, the director of threat preparedness for the state Department of Health and Human Resources, echoed those statements on Thursday’s MetroNews “Talkline.”

He noted how regularly health officials respond to outbreaks.

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