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Brownback Announces Kansas' Ebola Contingency Plan

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Governor Sam Brownback has ordered a special team be created to respond quickly to any suspected Ebola cases in Kansas.

The governor's office also wants to come up with $4 million dollars that could be used in an emergency. Governor Brownback is asking the federal government to provide an emergency cleanup team and federal disposal of Ebola-related waste, if needed.

Brownback has also ordered the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to develop a plan for the state that includes stronger rules on protective gear and isolation than the rules the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requires.

Kansas has had no confirmed cases of Ebola.