Alexander to discuss Ebola preparedness in Tenn.

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 24, 2014 at 2:10 a.m.



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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander will be in Nashville to discuss the Ebola virus outbreak and Tennessee's emergency preparedness.

Alexander will visit Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Wednesday to meet with state health officials and other medical experts to discuss potential local, regional and global implications of the Ebola virus outbreak.

Alexander is the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

During a recent committee hearing on Ebola, Alexander called it "one of the most explosive, dangerous, deadly epidemics in modern times."

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