Nurse Barbara Smith demonstrates the proper way for health care workers to use personal protective equipment when dealing with Ebola during an education session in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.
ATLANTA (AP/WBOC)- New federal Ebola response squads are being readied to rush to any U.S. city where a new Ebola case might be identified.
President Barack Obama last week said there was a need for a rapid response team - he called it "a SWAT team, essentially" - to be sent within hours to any U.S. city where a new Ebola case might appear.
The government has formed a second set of teams to prepare hospitals in cities deemed most likely to see a new Ebola case. Three of those teams have already been sent out.
The government has been criticized for its handling of the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. - a Liberian who came down with Ebola symptoms after arriving in Dallas and has died.