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NH Officials: Ebola, Enterovirus Risks Low

Gov. Maggie Hassan and public health officials say they are preepared to deal with any potential outbreak threats.

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    NH Officials: Ebola, Enterovirus Risks Low
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    Maggie Hassan.

    Gov. Maggie Hassan and public health officials believe New Hampshire is prepared to deal with any potential outbreaks of Ebola or Enterovirus.

    Following a conference call Friday, Hassan said that the risk of such outbreaks is low.

    "Ensuring that we are prepared to protect the health and safety of our citizens in the event of a public health emergency is one of the state government's most important responsibilities," said Hassan in a statement, adding that state and local governments work closely with health care providers. "Though the threat of an outbreak is low, we are well prepared to respond in the event of an instance of the disease."

    The Department of Health and Human Services says it has worked to develop proper procedures for "handling potential patients.

    More information is available at the DHHS website.

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