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Athens News Matters: Preparing for Disease Outbreaks Before They Happen

Andy Tucker


Credit Andy Tucker

In the event of an infectious disease outbreak, how do you transport contagious patients from around the Southeast to treatment centers without getting anyone else sick? We go behind the scenes of the country’s largest Ebola patient transport exercise, headed by the University of Georgia's Institute for Disaster Management. 


Martin Matheny is WUGA's Program Director and a host and producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters.' He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on WUGA and GPB Classical. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.