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Gov. Martinez Orders Ebola Preparedness Plan

Oct 18, 2014

 

Credit Dr. Randal J. Schoepp via Army Medicine / Creative Commons

Gov. Susana Martinez has directed the state Department of Health to coordinate an Ebola preparedness plan in case the disease is diagnosed in any New Mexico patients.

Martinez's office says the Health Department will work with other state agencies, local governments and hospitals across New Mexico to ensure officials are prepared.

Martinez says that despite the low risk, she wants to reassure residents that the state would be able to respond quickly if an Ebola case emerges.