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Forsyth Co. public health officials prepared for Ebola

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FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Local hospital and health officials stressed Monday that they are prepared in the event that the Ebola virus is found in Forsyth County, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. 

Marlon Hunter, health director for the Forsyth Department of Public Health, said that local and state health officials, area hospitals and emergency-management services, and the Centers for Disease Control have been working together to develop a comprehensive plan.

Hunter spoke this morning during a media briefing, along with Daren Ziglar of the Forsyth County Emergency Medical Services, Dr. Lawrence Nycum of Forsyth Medical Center, Dr. Werner Bischoff of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Linda Means of the Forsyth County Department of Public Health.

“While the Ebola virus presents a unique challenge, the organizations represented here consistently plan, train and respond to communicable and infectious diseases in these situations daily,” Hunter said. “This is core public health. We do this work day in and day out.”