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Dallas Ebola case spurs concern about hospital readiness – The Washington Post

A Teachable Moment? This is NOT what we want to hear:

CDC officials acknowledged that widespread hospital awareness didn’t kick in until the recent case in Dallas.“We let our guard down a little bit,” said Abbigail Tumpey, a CDC spokeswoman, referring to the country’s health-care systems. “We as a health-care system have to make sure not to let our guard down and be vigilant that patients with Ebola could show up at any U.S. health-care facility. . . . Now that we’ve seen this happen, we know now that we need to do more to make people feel prepared.”

She added, “We realized this week that this is a teachable moment, and despite the guidance we have sent out [to hospitals], people don’t necessarily understand how to implement it.”

via Dallas Ebola case spurs concern about hospital readiness – The Washington Post.

(My emphasis)