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KMC update: Staffers ready for Ebola, budget picture brightening
Bakersfield Californian

Kern County supervisors got a taste Monday of the preparations Kern Medical Center has made to handle a potential Ebola case they hope will never come.

A hospital worker, muffled in layers of protective blue clothes and masks, twisted through an arcane ritual of decontamination. Stand in a bleach bath.

Sit in a “dirty” chair.

Strip off one set of blue paper booties.

Disinfect double-gloved hands with alcohol.

Pull off another layer of clothes.

Commands