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Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County Establishes Ebola Hotline

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As concerns spread about a worldwide Ebola crisis, Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County has setup a hotline to answer questions about the disease.

The hotline is a regional number for Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby counties. Spokesman Bill Wharton says it’s something their organization had already been working on when the current crises arose.

“We thought it was time because of all the questions that many of the local health departments were starting to get from the public to go ahead and setup an Ebola hotline where, if someone had a question about Ebola, they could call and get reliable information,” he said.

By calling 937-225-6217, residents can get information about symptoms, how the disease is spread and how to protect against it.

The phone line will be manned weekdays from 7:30am to 4:30pm.  Outside of those hours, Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County says they have information on their website, phdmc.org