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Idaho hospitals prepare for Ebola

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Remember that time when everyone thought they were going to contract the deadly and horribly unpleasant virus known as Ebola? The outbreak killed more than 10,00 people, primarily in Africa and experts said an outbreak in the United States—especially Idaho—was extremely unlikely. Nonetheless, several Idahoans prepared for Armageddon while our hospitals took a more practical approach towards dealing with the highly-contagious illness. St. Luke's Health System, for example, spend $300,000 on supplies to combat a possible outbreak—from masks and gowns to powered ventilation hoods. Even more money went into staff training. Luckily for us all, push never came to shove, and we survived Ebola.
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