California Nurses Have Concerns About Possible Ebola Case

(Oakland, CA) -- California nurses are asking how Kaiser Permanente is handling a possible ebola virus case at Kaiser's South Sacramento Medical Center. Zenei Cortez with the California Nurses Association says the union sent a note to Kaiser with a very important inquiry.
The California Department of Public Health is awaiting results of blood samples taken from a patient at the South Sacramento facility to see if that person indeed has the potentially deadly virus. The samples were sent to the CDC in Atlanta this week.
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Zenei Cortez with the California Nurses Association says based on a past experience with how Kaiser handled an H1N1 flu outbreak, the union wants to make sure the company is ready if that South Sacramento patient tests positive for the virus. The CDPH says the patient was being tested after coming back from one of the West African countries affected by the ebola outbreak.
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