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November 16-22, 2015 is Get Smart Week. The goal of Get Smart Week is to raise awareness about antibiotic resistance. << Español >>
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Hospital Ebola Drill

Hospital Ebola Drill
Public Health partnered with UCLA Medical Center to test the hospital’s plan and processes for caring for people with Ebola.

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Ebola Lab

Public Health Lab Certified for Ebola Testing
Public Health’s lab is certified to conduct Ebola testing.

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Public Health continues to work diligently to update and strengthen our plans to address Ebola. These proactive steps include informing the media and public and providing guidance to health care providers, hospitals, outpatient facilities, and others.

> 10/28/14 - Press briefing with Congresswoman Maxine Waters, City of Los Angeles - Los Angeles World Airports, the LA County Department of Public Health, and other local elected officials and key stakeholders regarding Ebola screening and response protocols at LAX. (Location: Los Angeles World Airports Administration Building)

> 10/24/14 - Public Health provided an update regarding Ebola preparedness, what air passenger screening means for LA County, and what people can do to help manage stress or anxiety related to news about Ebola. (Location: LA County Department of Public Health Headquarters)

> 10/17/14 - Partnering with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on an Ebola preparedness exercise to provide health care workers there with the opportunity to practice what they would do in the event a person with Ebola is admitted to the facility. (Location: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center)

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To date, there are ZERO suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola in LA County.

For more information about Ebola, call the LA County Information Line at 2-1-1 or follow us on Twitter: @LAPublicHealth.

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