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Thu Oct 23 01:47:35 PDT 2014
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Fla. Governor Rick Scott Makes Sure Florida Can Handle Ebola
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Florida Governor Rick Scott says he wants to make sure the state can handle Ebola. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave the state permission to spend about 7 million dollars in federal grant money on protective suits for health care workers. Governor Scott wants to do more. He says he'll continue to make requests to the CDC. Scott has even called in the national guard. "I asked the National Guard to train two teams to 16-person rapid response teams. There will be doctors, nurses and equipment personnel. The first team will be ready by the end of the month and the second team will be ready a week or so after that." Governor Scott had a conference call with the CDC and and National Guard yesterday. He says the call gave guidance on how to use the protective equipment and how to safely handle medical waste.


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