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Is the Bay Area ready for Ebola?
San Francisco Business Times

The question is obvious, but the answer is not, despite assurances from public health officials and hospital leaders. With a Spanish nurse this week becoming the first confirmed patient to be infected outside Ebola-ravaged West Africa, there’s clearly reason to believe that modern Western hospitals aren’t as prepared as they might think.

There’s a sense of apprehension and tension as Bay Area hospitals, public health officials, employers and the general population watch events in West Africa, Spain, Dallas — where Liberian patient Thomas Eric Duncan died Oct. 8, after receiving an experimental anti-Ebola drug.