Minnesota Officials Confident In Ebola Prevention
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota health and safety officials say there are no suspected cases of Ebola in the state and they're taking precautions to keep it that way.
Top state government leaders as well as airport managers met Thursday to revisit plans for dealing with an infectious disease amid heightened worry that an outbreak in West Africa won't be entirely contained.
Governor Mark Dayton says Minnesotans "should be assured that everything humanly possible is being done" to prevent the deadly disease's march into the state.
State Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger says hospitals have been reminded of emergency plans.
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport director Jeff Hamiel says there is isolation area in the remote instance someone infected does arrive.
No carriers have direct flights from three hard-hit African nations to Minnesota.