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Valley hospitals holding Ebola-preparedness drills
The Desert Sun

Coachella Valley hospitals have been holding Ebola-preparedness drills within their walls and working to align with the latest Ebola-related federal recommendations for health care workers, as fears over the disease spread closer to the Coachella Valley Thursday and questions and controversy over transmission risk and handling of cases continue to mount.

“The potential for any infectious disease is cause for concern, but the hospital’s Ebola response plan adheres to the most recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization,” said Raeln Anderson, a registered nurse and infection preventionist at Eisenhower Medical Center, in an email from the hospital.