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Ebola Changes How North Carolina EMS Responds to Calls

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Concern about the spread of the Ebola virus has prompted North Carolina emergency responders to change protocols. Wake County 911 dispatchers now ask if a patient has traveled to Africa in the past 21 days when answering a call that would require an ambulance. “We’re starting with two simple questions – travel history, location wise, and fever. If that’s the case, then we’ll put this other protocol into effect,” said Jeff Hammerstein, district chief for Wake County EMS.