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Phoebe takes precautions against ebola

Victor Garcia, Vice President of Emergency Services . Victor Garcia, Vice President of Emergency Services .
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Phoebe Putney Hospital is taking precautions against the ebola virus.

Officials say they stay in contact with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to get the latest information on the virus and the protocols hospitals should follow.

Phoebe has equipped their frontline staff with protective equipment just in case an ebola patient comes in. They're making sure workers know what questions to ask to determine if someone might have ebola.

"We are asking about travel, so that's one of the first questions we ask when we see patients," said Vice President of Emergency Services Victor Garcia. "Have you traveled anywhere outside of the United States? Outside of the local places of residence? And if it's a yes, we begin probing more questions."

Garcia says there is some concern among employees about the ebola threat. They understand they take risks everyday serving patients and they are prepared.

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