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IDPH director issues statement on Ebola

ILLINOIS (KFVS) - The Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck is reassuring Illinoisans during the Ebola outbreak.

"We understand there is anxiety surrounding Ebola, but we want to assure the public the Illinois Department of Public Health continues to work with hospitals, local health departments and the CDC to monitor for any potential cases of Ebola in Illinois," Hasbrouck said.

Hasbrouck said people will continue to travel in and out of Illinois and they expect to see rumors.

"There have been no reports or questions in Illinois that have led to Ebola testing for suspected cases," he said.

Illness after travel is not uncommon, and she said they will take swift and appropriate action for anyone who meets the criteria for testing.

"We have a strong public health system in Illinois that is taking all unnecessary precautions and we will provide information to the public about any potential Illinois Ebola cases," Hasbrouck said.

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