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State is coordinating Ebola preparedness

Oct 18, 2014

LANSING – Gov. Rick Snyder has named two health officials to lead the state's efforts against the threat of Ebola.

Credit CDC

In a statement Friday, the Michigan governor says he has designated Department of Community Health Director Nick Lyon and Chief Medical Executive Dr. Matthew Davis for the job.

Lyon and Davis will be asked to coordinate with the state's health and medical community to ensure adequate training, education and equipment for health care workers.

The state health department is urging health care facilities across Michigan to continue to assess their readiness to respond to patients with potential Ebola virus infection.

The worldwide death toll from Ebola is expected to rise this week to more than 4,500 people out of 9,000 infected.

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