- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Republican leader of the New York state Senate says he wants the state to review its readiness for combating Ebola and release a comprehensive plan to respond to the deadly virus within a month.

Sen. Dean Skelos and two other Republican senators on Wednesday called on state health and emergency preparedness agencies to “immediately develop” a plan to respond to any cases of the deadly virus.

Skelos, of Long Island, says the review should focus on plans for patient isolation, health worker safety, waste management and even burial.

State health officials say the state already has a comprehensive plan for Ebola. They say there are no known cases of the disease in New York but that they are reviewing and implementing preparedness plans out of caution.

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