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Where to get more information on Ebola

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    As health workers in Africa struggle to control the Ebola virus, two Dallas nurses who treated a man who died in October of Ebola have now contracted the disease.More >>
    As health workers in Africa struggle to control the Ebola virus, two Dallas nurses who treated a man who died in October of Ebola have now contracted the disease. More >>

With new updates coming in on the latest Ebola case, numerous call lines have been set up to provide citizens more information.

Amber Vinson, the second nurse to come down with the disease, traveled from Cleveland to Dallas on Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 on Oct. 13. Since then, the plane has been disinfected at Hopkins Airport and took off on a flight to Denver on Oct. 15. 

The CDC has asked all people who were on board that flight to contact them at 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636).

The Ohio Department of Health is activating a 24-hour-a-day call center to answer Ohioans' questions about Ebola and the recent events in Ohio, in an effort to ensure Ohioans get accurate, timely information. Call is 1-866-800-1404. The call center, housed at the Ohio Department of Health, will be staffed by public health nurses and other public health professionals, with infectious disease specialists available as needed.

“ODH's call center will provide timely, accurate, credible information about Ebola and the state's response,” said Dr.Mary DiOrio, state epidemiologist and interim chief of the ODH Bureau of Prevention and Health Promotion. “While initially 24 hours a day, the call center hours may be changed as call volume indicates.”

Kent State University has set up a hotline for parents and community members who have questions and want updates since Vinson is related to three Kent State employees. Call 330-346-INFO (330-346-4636).

"It's important to note that the patient was not on the Kent State campus," said Kent State President Beverly Warren. "She stayed with her family at their home in Summit County and did not step foot on our campus. We want to assure our university community that we are taking this information seriously, taking steps to communicate what we know."

Summit County Public Health in Akron has also set up an Ebola information line, since Vinson traveled and visited family there. The call line is 330-926-3939. This local Ebola information line will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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