Ebola hotline launched in Illinois

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Illinois residents can get answers to questions about Ebola 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling a new state-run Ebola Hotline.

Staff from the Illinois Poison Center will manage the hotline, where operators can provide “timely information on Ebola and the state’s response,” said a statement from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

“Residents can call any time with questions such as how Ebola is spread, who is at risk of being infected, when should someone go to a doctor, what hospitals and local health departments are doing to identify and control possible Ebola infections and other frequently asked questions,” the statement said.

The Illinois Ebola Hotline number is 800-889-3931.