Local government leaders learn more on Ebola protocol

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – While hospitals and health departments do what they can to prepare for any situation that may arise from Ebola, local government leaders are also working to learn the latest information.

Mahoning County Sheriff Jerry Greene said it will be difficult to fully prepare for hazardous or infectious situations, but local law enforcement agencies and first responders are doing what they can to get up to speed on the potential threats as quickly as possible.

“We had an individual from the health department brief the Mahoning Valley chiefs of police yesterday on issues of Ebola,” Greene said. “I think we are basically learning about this virus much like the entire country right now.”

Greene said members of his staff have also attended seminars to help deal with prisoners who could bring contagious diseases like Ebola into the county jail.

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