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Greenwich, Stamford hospitals say they are prepared to handle Ebola cases

Two hospitals in southwestern Connecticut said Wednesday that they are prepared to handle Ebola cases. The news comes one day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that a first

News 12 Staff

Oct 2, 2014, 1:08 AM

Updated 3,552 days ago

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Two hospitals in southwestern Connecticut said Wednesday that they are prepared to handle Ebola cases.
The news comes one day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that a first U.S. patient contracted the deadly virus.
The heads of two infectious disease centers at Greenwich and Stamford hospitals say they have a detailed plan in place on how to care for someone with Ebola.
Dr. James Sabetta, director of infectious diseases and internal medicine at Greenwich Hospital, says his staff knows what to do if a patient with Ebola symptoms comes in. He says his staff already had a trial run and in the past few weeks, the hospital bought better masks and equipment to be proactive.
At Stamford Hospital, Dr. Michael Parry says his staff has spent time preparing for the worst.
Both hospitals say they are also closely monitoring the recent patient diagnosis in Texas, and are staying in contact with the CDC and state health officials.
 


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