Governor Briefed on Florida's Ebola Preparedness

Gov. Rick Scott says Florida officials continue to work with health care providers and the Center for Disease Control in an effort to prepare Florida for any possible Ebola cases.

Scott was briefed Saturday on the state's preparedness along with Florida Surgeon General John Armstrong, Emergency Management Director Bryan Koon and Health Care Administration Secretary Elizabeth Dudek. To date there have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in Florida.

The Florida Department of Health is currently distributing recommendations to Florida hospitals for detecting suspected Ebola virus.

In addition, health officials in each of the department's 67 county health offices have been meeting with hospital staff to review protocols and guidelines for responding to a possible Ebola diagnosis. 

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