Gov. Perry Praises Galveston Lab's Work on Ebola

Gov. Rick Perry is calling the work of facilities like the Galveston National Laboratory -- which is working to develop treatments and vaccines for Ebola -- the best way to control the spread of the deadly virus.

Perry visited the lab on the island city of Galveston on Tuesday.

Two lab officials are part of a state task force Perry announced Monday. The task force will work to ensure Texas appropriately responds to infectious diseases like Ebola.

Thomas Geisbert, one of the lab's researchers, says the facility has been working on several treatments and vaccines for Ebola.

One of the treatments -- TKM-Ebola -- was successfully used on Richard Sacra, a Massachusetts doctor who was treated last month in Nebraska after contracting the virus in West Africa.

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