The Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol sector hosted a roundtable discussion Thursday with leaders of local, state, and other federal agencies to tackle the topic of infectious diseases.

The agencies discussed efforts to ensure all agencies know how to assess, mitigate, and manage the potential threat of infectious diseases, like ebola.

The RGV sector reported they’re working with the Hidalgo County Health Department to make sure all employees are aware of how to use protective equipment, as well as reporting and handling someone who may have an infectious disease.

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