SANTA CLARA (KCBS)— Health officials in Santa Clara County are stepping up efforts to detect the Ebola virus and prevent it from spreading after the first Ebola patient was diagnosed in the U.S. last week.
Education has been a key to those efforts so far according the county’s health department.
“We are planning,” said Dr. Sarah Cody, health officer for Santa Clara County. “We’re working with our hospitals and we’re also doing planning with the public health department so that we can be ready to take care of someone should they have Ebola,” she said.
Cody said there are a lot important issues surrounding treating this disease including information sharing.