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Dr. Jimmy Guidry, Ebola Preparations (2014)

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-11-03

Duration: 00:28:19

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | GUIDRY, JIMMY | Louisiana. Department of Health and Hospitals | Ebola virus disease | Health


  • Guidry, Jimmy Speaker


A speech by Dr. Jimmy Guidry before the Baton Rouge Press Club on November 3, 2014. Dr. Guidry is the State Health Officer of Louisiana and the Medical Director of the Department of Health and Hospitals. He discusses: the state’s preparedness for the Ebola virus; the lessons learned from the Ebola patient in Texas; the decision to ask visitors who have been to an Ebola-infected country not to attend an upcoming tropical medicine conference in New Orleans; the new stricter guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) concerning Ebola; and the state’s plan for dealing with Ebola.