Cities, States Scramble After Dallas's Ebola Missteps Expose Planning Gaps

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The missteps in Dallas’s handling of the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States have revealed an uncomfortable reality: state and city plans for handling the deadly virus are based on generic recommendations for everything from measles to floods, to hurricanes and dirty bombs.
Officials acknowledge they need to do more. There is a lot to do: hospital drills, 911 emergency operator guidelines, quarantine rules, even details such as checking that plastic body bags meet the minimal thickness – 150 micrometers – recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.–finance.html


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