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Minnesota leaders to meet to discuss Ebola prevention and response

The governor will meet with his cabinet and airport officials to be certain the state is ready in case the disease is detected.

Gov. Mark Dayton said he will meet with state leaders and airport officials Thursday to discuss how Minnesota can prevent Ebola outbreaks and react quickly if there is one.

The governor’s office said his cabinet and airport officials will meet in the afternoon on the topic and he’ll “ask state leaders to ensure strong protections are in place to help prevent the disease from entering Minnesota, and to make certain the state is ready to respond quickly and effectively if Ebola is identified in our state.”

Dayton will hold a press briefing afterwards to relate what was discussed.