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California hospitals say they are ready for Ebola, if it shows up
Sacramento Business Journal

California public health officials scrambled on Wednesday to reassure residents that Ebola does not currently pose a public-health risk in California. At the same time, hospitals say they are ready if cases do crop up.

News late Tuesday that a patient at Kaiser Permanente’s South Sacramento Medical Center was being tested for the virus kicked vigilance into high gear, sources say. The reason: there is no cure. There are supportive therapies and some people do get better, but 1,229 of 2,240 people suspected to have contracted the virus have died, state public-health officials said Wednesday.

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