CDC Ebola Training Center opens in Anniston

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A Doctors Without Borders staff member adjusts the goggles of  Dr. Joel Montgomery, Team Lead for CDC’s Ebola Response Team in Liberia

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched a training program for health workers headed for West Africa to help with the Ebola outbreak. They’re running it at a former Army base in Anniston.

Listen to the story from NPR’s Global Health and Development correspondent, Nurith Aizenman as heard on Morning Edition.

Meanwhile, Alabama is taking steps to prevent Ebola infections.

Governor Bentley and state health officer Dr. Don Williamson say Alabama has taken steps to make sure health care workers are able to identify a case of Ebola quickly and take precautions to make sure others don’t become ill.

Williamson said the mostly likely way Ebola might show up in Alabama is from someone who traveled to west Africa and developed flu-like symptoms after returning home. Williamson says there is nothing Alabama can do to prevent a case like that, but the state is working to make sure others aren’t infected.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

 

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