Eight New York hospitals designated to treat Ebola cases

October 16, 2014 9:02 PM

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Eight New York hospitals designated to treat Ebola cases

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state is running surprise drills to prepare hospitals for possible Ebola patients and has designated eight medical centers to treat any cases of the disease diagnosed in the state, the governor said on Thursday.

Governor Andrew Cuomo said authorities were erring on the side on caution in their preparations, and that the public's "anxiety is higher than the probability" of an Ebola outbreak in New York.

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