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Centra Care, health facilities taking extra Ebola precautions

News13 logoConcerns continue to grow over the worldwide Ebola outbreak, including here in Central Florida.

President Barack Obama said the government is considering ordering more careful screening of airline passengers arriving from West Africa.

There are also new concerns about the spread of the deadly virus since a nurse in Spain became the first person known to have contracted the virus outside West Africa.

Meanwhile in Central Florida, facilities are already taking extra precautions.

Patients coming to Florida Hospital or any of their Centra Care locations will be asked if they’ve been to West Africa or if they’ve had a fever or 101.5 degrees or higher. [Read full story]