- Associated Press - Sunday, October 19, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City is offering specialized Ebola training to those who could be at the front lines if the deadly virus were found in the country’s largest city.

Officials with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration tell The Associated Press they are convening a meeting of city workers on Monday. Firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians and nurses will be among those in attendance.

Officials will brief the workers on the city’s strategy to handle any Ebola cases.

A union leader said the meeting was crucial because the city workers would be those “in harm’s way.”

Two nurses at a Dallas hospital have been diagnosed with Ebola after treating a man who died of the virus there. No other cases have been confirmed.

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