Caution, Not Complacency, Vital to Ebola Prevention; Nova Southeastern Expert Explains

Article ID: 624696

Released: 15-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: Newswise

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Newswise — "We are probably not well prepared at all for any type of pandemic or any type of major epidemic," warns Dr. Cecilia Rokusek, assistant dean for education, planning and research at Nova Southeastern University's College of Osteopathic Medicine.

"From a 'public health,' personal perspective, we need to be prepared," Rokusek cautions.

"We develop complacency oftentimes as an American population. We think it's not going to effect us...That's the biggest challenge for those of us in healthcare," she says.

Hear more of Dr. Rokusek's comments in the video embedded to the right, and for media inquiries, contact the Nova Southeastern University media relations office.


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