by J. D. Heyes, Natural News:
With a third person in the Dallas area now infected with the Ebola virus, local officials say they are gearing up to handle more patients, as Texas Gov. Rick Perry contemplates declaring a local emergency.
Such a declaration would free up state funds that could be used to help provide more equipment and resources, as well as pay overtime for hospital staff and emergency services, Reuters reported October 15, adding:
The Dallas County Commissioners Court is set [October 16] to discuss whether to ask Governor Rick Perry to declare a local emergency. The declaration would help reimburse Dallas County for expenses related to Ebola, such as overtime and hazardous materials cleaning.