Bridgeport Hospitals Prepare for Potential Ebola Cases

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — In Bridgeport, preparations are underway to make sure the city’s hospitals are ready for a potential Ebola case.

Mayor Bill Finch met with officials at both St. Vincent’s Medical Center and Bridgeport hospital to talk about protocols for treating patients with Ebola-like symptoms.

“We know that the risk of a widespread outbreak of the Ebola virus in America is very, very low,” said Mayor Finch. “But it’s critical that if necessary, we’re ready to deal with the worst case scenario. We must be vigilant and prepared. We’re doing just that.”

In addition to the park city’s hospitals, all police and fire departments are also reinforcing any safety precautions to their first responders.

According to Mayor Finch all these precautions were in place before yesterday’s scare at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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