Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana says it’s prepared in case the ebola virus is reported locally.
So far, there have been only two confirmed cases of the virus in the United States and neither was in Missouri or Illinois. But media attention to the disease has caused medical facilities around the country to make preparations.
Pike County Memorial has reviewed its protocol to make sure all federal guidelines are followed and that personnel have had refreshers on the use of protective gear.
The hospital says its infection prevention department is available to answer questions about ebola and other diseases.