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Midland Memorial Has a Plan if Ebola Comes to the Basin

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NewsWest 9

MIDLAND- With the first case of Ebola in the United State being diagnosed in Dallas, West Texans should be aware of the virus and take precaution.

Officials at Midland Memorial Hospital came up with a plan two months ago. The plan is in place because a lot of people go on mission trips to Africa. and there's quite a bit of oil and gas travel.

Hospital workers will immediately screen patients with a fever that's 101.5 or higher. And that will lead to questioning about the patient's recent travel. If they did visit Africa, hospital officials will dig deeper.

Symptoms of Ebola include high fever, and vomiting. The virus is contracted by direct contact with body fluids.

Hospital officials say there is no reason to panic.

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