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Hawaii leaders develop Ebola strategy

HawaiiNewsNow reports - "As hospitals across the country prepare for a potential Ebola case, Hawaii officials are working on new guidelines to keep the state safe from the deadly virus. The director of Hawaii's Department of Health will also outline the state's strategy at a hearing this week at the state Capitol.

Hospitals are currently using their own protocols for handling possible Ebola cases, but now the state is working to create uniform guidelines.

"These nurses who are literally on the front lines in the trenches are very much afraid because they're not getting very consistent, straight-forward information about here is the standard that needs to be conducted in protecting yourself so that you can protect others," said Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii).

State Senator Josh Green, who is also a physician, is holding a hearing on Wednesday. DOH officials and other stakeholders will brief lawmakers on their Ebola plans."...   Read the full story

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