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This week: Ebola preparedness and more

“We are as ready as we can be,” Christopher Dunham, Upstate University Hospital’s emergency management director, says of the Ebola crisis. Upstate is one of eight hospitals in New York State that was designated to handle any patients in the state diagnosed with Ebola.

People who arrive at the hospital’s emergency department are asked about recent travel to West Africa and contact with anyone infected with the Ebola virus. Dunham says protocols are in place to swiftly isolate patients suspected of having Ebola.

Also on this week’s show: Dr. Prateek Wali talks about pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. And, in memory of Dr. Richard Aubry, a rebroadcast of an interview in which the maternal fetal medicine specialist reflects on a 50-year career.