With Ebola making headlines around the world, and a concerned public looking for answers, The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford will host Ebola-A Community Education Presentation.

Dr. Gary Rifkin, Professor of Medicine and Interim Chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences, will talk about the virus and its history, transmission, and symptoms.

Dr. Sandra Martell, Public Health Administrator at the Winnebago County Health Department, will discuss the public health aspects of the virus and what it means to our community.

Dr. Geoffrey Tsaras, Physician Epidemiologist/Director of Infectious Diseases for Rockford Health System, will explain what our hospitals and clinics are doing to be prepared.

Dr. Alex Stagnaro-Green, Dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, will serve as the program moderator.

Ebola-A Community Education Presentation will be held on Monday, October 27th, at 5:30pm at the College, 1601 Parkview Avenue.

There is no cost to attend. To reserve a space, call (815) 395-5920, or email cyhall1@uic.edu.

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