Deal to announce Ebola response team at news conference

Deal to announce Ebola response team at news conference

ATLANTA, GA (WALB) - Gov. Nathan Deal will announce the members of the new Ebola response team at a 2 p.m. news conference in the Governor's Office, according to a release Monday morning.

The response team was created by executive order to assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.

"Rest assured, Georgia is taking the threat of the Ebola virus seriously. The creation of this team is an additional step in the state's response to this disease and will further our efforts to ensure the safety and quality of life for our citizens.

By combining the expertise of the health and research communities with our state agencies, Georgia will be uniquely positioned to combat the risks of Ebola should the need arise. Those that have been chosen to serve on the panel are leaders in their respective fields – specifically Emory University Hospital, which has remained at the forefront of our nation's response to this infectious disease.

We are taking every necessary precaution to alleviate fear within our communities and make certain Georgia stands prepared." Deal said in a statement Sunday.

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