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Ebola safeguards are being taken, Southland health officials say
Ebola safeguards are being taken, Southland health officials say

The paramedics at Los Angeles Fire Station 51 got the call Tuesday night: A traveler, just off an evening flight, was ill in an airport terminal and needed medical care. The patient had flown in from a U.S. airport, the crew learned, but had initially set out from Liberia — an epicenter of the uncontrolled Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has killed more than 4,000 people so far. The revelation set off a series of precautions. The paramedics donned protective gear and called ahead to warn emergency room workers at Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood, who placed the patient in isolation and called public health authorities. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: Ebola...

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