Cuomo: NY prepared for Ebola, no cause for alarm

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s governor says there’s no reason for residents to be alarmed about Ebola and that the state is ready to respond to any cases of the deadly virus.

Speaking on public radio’s “Capitol Pressroom,” Cuomo said Friday that the state has worked “diligently” to understand and prepare for Ebola.

Cuomo noted New York’s status as an international destination and transportation hub but says there’s “no reason whatsoever” that New Yorkers should be alarmed.

Texas authorities announced this week that a man who had traveled from Liberia was being treated for Ebola.

The case has raised questions about whether a disease that has killed 3,300 people in West Africa could spread in the United States. U.S. health officials say they remain confident they can keep it in check.

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