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NY, CT Governors Unveil Ebola Steps

Governors Andrew Cuomo of New York and Dannel Malloy of Connecticut announced public-health measures for handling Ebola cases, as concern grows over the ability of authorities to contain the deadly virus. Cuomo said eight hospitals in New York state would provide specialized care should any Ebola cases be identified in the state. They include Mount Sinai, NewYork Presbyterian, Bellevue, and Stony Brook University Hospital. He said the more than 200 hospitals statewide will be prepared to identify a case of Ebola, and that police, airport workers, hospital employees and MTA staffers also are being trained to identify symptoms. Malloy invoked his state's authority to quarantine patients with Ebola. He directed every Connecticut hospital to perform a drill within the next week to make sure emergency procedures are in place, and named a team to inform the public about health emergencies and ensure hospital workers and first responders have the right training to deal with the virus.