- Associated Press - Sunday, November 2, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Public health officials in Madison and Dane County are preparing to deal with potential Ebola patients.

No one has been diagnosed with Ebola in Madison, Dane County or anywhere else in Wisconsin but health officials are still preparing response plans if a case does show up.

Health officials say Dane County hospitals and clinics are training their workers, holding drills and preparing protective equipment. UW-Madison is monitoring the health of students and staff arriving from affected West African countries and emergency response personnel including paramedics, firefighters and police officers are developing transport protocols for Ebola patients.

City and county health workers also are in contact with people who have returned to the area from Guinea, Sierra Leone or Liberia to assess whether they’ve been exposed and monitor them

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