News release: MDH and partners to share facts, answer questions on Ebola at October 25 session

News Release
October 22, 2014

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MDH and partners to share facts, answer questions on Ebola at October 25 session

Information session will be 6-8 p.m. at North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park

As part of the Minnesota Department of Health's ongoing effort to share information about Ebola and the state's planning, the agency will host a community information session about Ebola this Saturday, October 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park.

The community information session will be in Room CBT 195 at North Hennepin Community College, 7411 85th Ave. N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445. Parking for the event is free.

The event will feature a panel consisting of representatives from the Minnesota Department of Health, Allina Health, Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department, the Liberian Health Initiative, the Minnesota Africans Against Ebola Task Force, and a mental health professional.

Panel members will present the facts and related concerns about Ebola, and then answer questions from the audience.

Topics will include:

  • Facts about Ebola and its transmission.
  • How MDH is preparing.
  • Update on returning travelers and screening at airports.
  • Cultural concerns and the international perspective.
  • Grief and mental health of those who have lost loved ones from Ebola.

Information about Ebola is available on the Minnesota Department of Health website at www.health.state.mn.us or by calling the MDH Ebola information line at 651-201-3920 (toll-free 1-800-657-3903).

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Media inquiries:

Sam Brungardt
MDH Communications
651-201-4997