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Metro Fire and CA Hospitals React to Ebola in Texas

When someone’s sick and calls out to Metro Fire for help, every Sacramento patient gets treated the same way.

“Every patient we treat as if they have a contagious disease…so on your basic patient we’re gonna have our gloves on and eye protection,” said Metro Fire Captain Michelle Eidam.

That kind of body substance isolation standard has long been in place and with its many layers has safely carried department personnel through H1N1 flu flare-ups and pop-up cases of tuberculosis.