Local doctors try to curb Ebola fears

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WEST JACKSON — West Tennessee doctors are taking steps to curb public fear about the Ebola virus. Hospitals tell us they are preparing to react should a patient show suspicious symptoms. WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News spoke Wednesday with health experts who say West Tennesseans should not start to worry, and if the disease hits our area, they will be ready. “I think we are prepared to recognize it quickly, put them in isolation quickly and give them the appropriate support and treatment and hope for the best,” said Priscilla Sioson of the Division of Infectious Disease at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. The commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health says hospitals have undergone extensive training and exercises for these types of situations.

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