No Ebola risk to Kentuckians at this time

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is coordinating multiple efforts related to Ebola preparedness to increase the level of readiness for hospitals, local health departments, other health providers and partners to deal with any potential cases of Ebola in the state in the unlikely event of such an occurrence. There have been no cases of Ebola reported in Kentucky at this time.

“We understand that Kentuckians are concerned following the first cases of Ebola in the United States, and we want them to know that we are working diligently with the health community so that Kentucky is as prepared as possible should any cases be identified,” said Dr. Stephanie Mayfield, public health commissioner. “Experiences like pandemic H1N1 influenza and practice drills and exercises help the health care community and emergency management to be ready to handle unusual infectious diseases.”

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