ANNISTON, AL (WAFF) - The Centers for Disease Control is in Anniston this week to train medical professionals on how to deal with the Ebola virus.
Training began Monday and continues through Wednesday.
CDC staff members are teaching doctors, nurses, and other health practitioners how to handle patients infected with the deadly disease.
The CDC plans to hold the free training sessions about every week through January.
The course includes training on how to carefully put on and take off protective gear for health workers heading to Africa to help fight the epidemic there.
The International Society for Infectious Diseases is providing grants to help health care workers pay for travel expenses to attend.