Gov. Pence on Indiana's preparedness for Ebola

Gov. Pence on Indiana's preparedness for Ebola

Governor Mike Pence says Indiana is ready to respond should a case of Ebola be diagnosed in the state.

Pence and leaders from the Indiana State Department of Health took part in a webcast Thursday to talk with local healthcare providers about the state and its preparedness for Ebola.

Here is a portion of the governor's remarks:

"At this time, we have no reported cases of Ebola virus in Indiana. However, there is no doubt that the Ebola virus has been a cause for international concern and is a growing concern here in the U.S., now more than ever."

"In Indiana, we have successfully managed emerging diseases before, most recently, the H1N1 pandemic flu in 2009 and the first U.S. case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome earlier this year. The professionalism, dedication and medical expertise demonstrated by our public health and healthcare community during these and other outbreaks gives me confidence that we are prepared to effectively respond to Ebola in our state, should we get a case."

Pence went on to say that the Indiana State Department of Health is working closely with the CDC and other states to track, share information and prepare for Ebola.  

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