Politicians, Doctors Team Up To Prepare For Ebola

CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – As the nation grapples with Ebola, Sen. Bob Casey teamed up with doctors and specialists from UPMC Presbyterian Hospital Friday morning to discuss how prepared we are.

They’re also pushing more funding for hospitals.

Casey also talked about the proposed travel ban.

He says that if medical experts can convince him that a travel ban from West Africa would make America safer, he would support it.

However, he says at this point, he hasn’t seen that kind of medical evidence.

Dr. Carlene Muto, Medical Director of Infection Control at UPMC Shadyside, says UPMC has also developed an Ebola executive committee that would be alerted and would coordinate care.

One of the problems in Dallas, she says, is that an alarm like that was never sounded.

Thursday the Ebola virus was the topic of a hearing in Washington.

Congressman Tim Murphy called members of his house oversight committee…

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