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With eye on Ebola, local hospitals practice vigilance
Monterey Herald

As criticism grew Wednesday over a Dallas hospital’s handling of an Ebola patient, one local hospital is taking a careful look at how it can best protect their workers while caring for highly contagious patients.

On Wednesday, doctors, nurses and administrators at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula took part in a walk-through of one of the hospital’s isolation rooms. After news that two nurses at Texas Presbyterian Hospital tested positive for Ebola, local hospital officials want to make sure they’re adequately prepared.