California Agencies Say They Are Ready for Ebola

October 4, 2014

Local California agencies say they are ready to handle Ebola should the Golden State fall victim to the deadly hemorrhagic disease.  “It would not be surprising to eventually see a case here because of our location… and the many people who travel here,” according to Carlos Villatoro, who is a spokesman for the California Department of Public Health, notes local Fox News affiliate in Sacramento Fox 40.  The possibility of Ebola coming to California is not far-fetched, especially considering the amount of international traffic the Los Angeles International and Sacramento International Airports receive on a daily basis.  A spokesperson for the Sacramento International Airport reportedly could not confirm any preemptive steps taken by officials should someone with the virus or with symptoms of the virus enter the state’s capital, notes Fox 40. However, firefighters are reportedly on duty at the airport and well-equipped to handle any medical emergency.  Several agencies have been placing emphasis on the importance of communication between both public and private organizations in addition to conducting rigorous testing to detect and identify Ebola. In Southern California, hospitals such as UCLA Medical Center say they have taken steps to prepare themselves for a potential Ebola emergency in

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