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Is Louisiana Prepared for Ebola? (2014)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-10-17

Duration: 00:07:22

Subjects: Public health | Ebola virus disease | NURSES | GUIDRY, JIMMY


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Guidry, Jimmy Interviewee
  • Lyons, Karen Interviewee


This segment from the October 17, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford’s in-studio interview with Dr. Jimmy Guidry, the state health officer with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, and Dr. Karen Lyon, the executive director of the State Board of Nursing. They discuss: the panic surrounding Ebola; the preparations taking place at Louisiana hospitals; the concerns of nurses; and the training received by health care workers to deal with Ebola.