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DALLAS (AP) – Officials say the emergency response to the Ebola crisis in North Texas cost Dallas County nearly $384,000.
Philip Haigh, a policy adviser to county Judge Clay Jenkins, says of that total the state is being asked to reimburse the county about $258,000. He said in a statement Thursday that it wasn’t immediately clear if the state has approved any reimbursement.
The city of Dallas a day earlier announced its response to the crisis came to about $155,000, including nearly $27,000 to care for the dog of a nurse infected with the Ebola virus.
Meanwhile, the Texas Department of State Health Services says it incurred about $1.28 million in costs. It wasn’t clear Thursday how much the emergency response cost other public agencies in Texas.
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