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IDPH announces plans to open hotline to answer public's Ebola questions

ILLINOIS (KFVS) -

The Illinois Department of Public Health director announced on Wednesday, Oct. 15 plans to open a hotline to answer questions the public may have about Ebola.

Director LaMar Hasbrouck said to date there has been no one in Illinois under investigation for suspected Ebola that has warranted testing; however, there is concern and people have many questions.

"After this morning's announcement of a second health care worker at a Texas hospital who provided care for the first U.S. Ebola victim preliminarily tested positive for Ebola, I would like to reassure Illinoisans that IDPH continues to work closely with hospitals and local health departments to provide guidance to quickly identify any potential cases of Ebola and contain any possible spread," Hasbrouck said.

He said IDPH will continue to communicate with the public and will report any suspected or confirmed Ebola case in Illinois.

For more information on Ebola from IDPH, you can click here.

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