New York hospitals have been sending in actors with fake Ebola symptoms to test their response to the deadly virus

Public hospitals in New York City are concerned enough about Ebola that they’ve secretly been sending actors with mock symptoms into emergency rooms to test how good the triage staff is at identifying and isolating possible cases.

A small hospital in the Ohio countryside has hung up signs, imploring patients to let nurses know immediately if they have traveled recently to West Africa.

And across the U.S., one of the nation’s largest ambulance companies has put together step-by-step instructions on how to wrap the interior of a rig with plastic sheeting while transporting a patient.

New York Hospitals have been tested by actors pretending to have Ebola…

(Photo: Bellevue Hospital Center, displaying an isolation room which could be used for an Ebola patient.)