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Albany residents learn about Ebola from health officials

Jacqueline Jenkins, District Epidemiologist Jacqueline Jenkins, District Epidemiologist

Some Albany residents learn more about Ebola from health officials at an East Albany town hall meeting.

Health officials from the Southwest Georgia Public Health District spoke about what Georgia is doing to fight Ebola. Officials say there are quarantine stations set up at hospitals and at the airport. They say all travel from West Africa is being monitored. They believe Ebola is a minimal threat to Georgia.

"With Hartsfield being one of those five main airports in the United States, we are able to get travel list from anybody that had traveled to the affected areas and assess those travelers,” said Jacqueline Jenkins, District Epidemiologist.

Jenkins says all hospitals in Georgia are trained to identify possible patients with Ebola. She says new cases are still developing in West Africa.

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