- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona officials are responding to the 2014 Ebola outbreak with a three-year plan to improve the biosafety readiness of the State Public Health Lab and of facilities of other agencies.

The state Department of Health Services says initial work will focus on sharpening skills of the lab’s staff so it can improve the lab’s operations and use new techniques.

The department says the next stage of the plan will involving sharing newly developed biosafety assessment tools and skills with clinical laboratory partners of the Lab.

The plan concludes with providing assistance to the partners to fill any gaps they detect in their own biosafety risk assessments.

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