Ebola Summit held in Goshen

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Orange County officials met in Goshen today to discuss Ebola preparedness plans should the deadly virus hit the Hudson Valley.



The Ebola Summit brought together health care workers, law enforcement representatives and even military officials at the county headquarters in Goshen.



Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus said county officials handed out pamphlets highlighting Ebola signs, symptoms and protocols.



While there is concern about the deadly virus spreading in West Africa, local officials say it could affect health care workers closer to home if an outbreak hits, because as of now, there isn't enough personal protective gear.



Officials say the government is working on better mass production of gear in the event of an outbreak. There's now also local plans in place, as a result of the summit, to share equipment if needed.


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