Virginia Department of Health launches Ebola hotline

ebola4The Virginia Department of Health opened an Ebola Hotline today to help answer questions from the public and provide the most up-to-date information to Virginians.

The number — 1-877-ASK-VDH3 (1-877-275-8343) — is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Virginia’s 211 Call Center will be handling these calls using frequently asked questions (FAQs) developed by VDH.

“Virginians are understandably concerned about their risk of catching Ebola,” said State Health Commissioner Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH, FAAFP. “My colleagues and I at VDH have heard those concerns and are responding through multiple channels, including the newly opened VDH Ebola Hotline.”

Additional questions from the public not on the FAQs list are added to the FAQ document on the VDH website daily. Any updates or changes in guidance are also included in that information. Updates and answers to the FAQs are also shared daily via the VDH website, Facebook and Twitter.

VDH and I will continue to work tirelessly to do our very best to protect people in Virginia from Ebola,” said Levine. “We want to be sure people have the most accurate and timely information to be able to make good decisions to protect their health.”



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