Gov. Perry Meets with State and Local Health Officials Responding to Ebola Case

Gov. Rick Perry today joined state and local health officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to inform the public of the measures being taken to guard the public's health following the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States.

Below are excerpts from Gov. Perry's remarks today.

"Over the past 24 hours, I've been in close communication with the director of the CDC, Dr. Tom Frieden, as well as all appropriate Texas state health officials, who are working closely with their local and federal partners to manage this very serious case."

"There are few places in the world better equipped to meet the challenges posed by this case."

"Texas is one of only 13 states certified by the CDC to conduct diagnostic Ebola testing and we have health care institutions and professionals who are second to none."

"Professionals on every level of the chain of command know what to do to minimize any potential risk to the people of Texas."

"As he works toward a full recovery our thoughts and prayers are with the patient and his family"


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