Ebola Drill Wed. Night from Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, to Bellevue

Ebola virus by NIAID
Don't be alarmed: This is just an Ebola drill.

New York City warns us that a "full-scale FDNY exercise" is scheduled to take place tonight, 11/5, from 6 to 11 p.m. at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn and Bellevue Hospital, Manhattan.

"The exercise will involve the simulation of a patient transport between the two facilities, and an increase in the presence of emergency personnel and vehicles should be expected. This is only an exercise," NYC says.

SUNY hospitals not in Brooklyn -- Stony Brook University Hospital and the SUNY Upstate Medical University -- are part of a statewide network of hospitals that will treat potential Ebola patients.

SUNY Downstate -- across the street from Kings County -- in Brooklyn, however, is not one of the chosen treatment hospitals.  

SUNY says its Ebola Steering Committee is led by Dr. John Williams, president of SUNY Downstate Medical Center, which "will meet on a regular basis to monitor the situation locally and will work to ensure information is up-to-date."

Now are you alarmed? 

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