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Precautions for Ebola disease

November 7- The Administration announced an emergency funding request to enhance the U.S. government's response to Ebola at home and abroad. A collaboration of U.S. departments and agencies are seeking $6.18 billion through an emergency funding request to Congress. The allocations of these funds are designed to fortify domestic public health systems, contain and mitigate the epidemic in West Africa, speed the procurement and testing of vaccines and therapeutics, and strengthen global health security. Some of the primary agencies requesting assistance from Congress are the Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Department of State among others.
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Precautions in place for spread of disease, including Ebola

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO - Garfield County is taking precautions following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmation of the first travel-associated case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States. Garfield County Public Health officials are in conversation with state, regional and local partners and stakeholders to address preparedness in the event of the disease affecting anyone in our area.

"We have talked with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) staff, which receives guidance from the CDC," said Yvonne Long, Garfield County public health director. "Locally, we are planning and coordinating with local hospital infection control systems, regional epidemiologists and healthcare providers. We will address any public health issues that occur locally, as we have with other illnesses. We have preparedness plans, are coordinating now and will act as needed."
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