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Doctor: Ebola "Threat Remains Incredibly Low Here"

Daniel Kuritzkes of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston addresses the Ebola crisis.

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    Daniel Kuritzkes of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston addresses the Ebola crisis. (Published Friday, Oct. 3, 2014)

    Information is crucial when managing any medical crisis.

    Dr. Daniel Kuritzkes, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Brigham and Women's Hospital, joins NECN to discuss the Ebola crisis.

    Just hours after it was learned that NBC News freelancer Ashoka Mukpo, who contracted Ebola, was from Rhode Island, Kuritzkes addressed the threat in New England.

    "I think the threat remains incredibly low here," he said. "We know how to identify patients, how to get them into isolation, how to have the people they've been in contact with under appropriate observation, and if necessary, quarantine. And most importantly, when caring for patients with Ebola, we have in place the right kinds of infection control mechanisms to prevent spread to other health care workers."