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Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital takes part in statewide medical drill

This is just a drill! At 7:57 a.m. Thursday morning staff at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital got the message via emergency text. The scenario was a male patient showing symptoms of Ebola. He was in close contact with his cousin who was fresh off the plane from an Ebola-affected area in West Africa, and both of them were sick and exhibiting systems consistent with Ebola,” said RN and clinical manager Jeremy Hadland. This was all part of a statewide medical health exercise. The theme this year is ‘Emerging Infectious Disease,’ and Monterey County focused on Ebola.