Montefiore officials say they are prepared for Ebola

Hospital officials at Montefiore Medical Center say that they have had safeguards in place since the summer to educate and protect workers against Ebola.



The hospital has been equipped with a small portion of specialized gear and equipment to protect workers, including shields and gowns. Routine temperature monitoring would also be done on a hospital worker treating a patient with the virus.



Meanwhile, all front line employees in the emergency room, as well as other workers in direct contact with the public, are being advised to look for the warning signs and ask about a patient's travel history. Symptoms of the virus include a low-grade fever, unexplained bleeding and muscle pain.



Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo are reassuring the public that New York is prepared. Even though Ebola is deadly, doctors say the public should not panic.



They say this time of the year, people should be concerned about getting vaccinated against influenza.


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