Not everyone confident with Ebola prevention
With more cases of Ebola popping up in the U.S., medical staff in Central Illinois are on guard. Now, they're asking Washington to do something about it, just in case the virus makes it here. WCIA-3's Kelsey Gibbs keeps us Connected to the Capitol.
The biggest concern is making sure medical staff have the appropriate information so they can safely treat a patient and limit exposure. The Ebola virus is causing a scare in the United States now that two Americans have contracted the virus.
"Any kind of bodily fluids or blood form the patient that has a virus, and if anyone gets exposed to that, then they can contract the virus."
Medical staff statewide know they need to be prepared if cases of the infection should come here.
"But, it will take a community-wide effort and the hospital and the doctors and the nurses have to work together to fight the infection."
But, with the CDC saying Thursday, that many hospitals are ill-prepared to treat Ebola, some medical professionals have their doubts.
"The guidelines are not quite clear and we need more guidelines in training and that was the main message sent to Mr. Davis."
Those are the questions Congressman Rodney Davis wants to send back to Washington.
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