Shawnee County to offer Ebola information sessions

TOPEKA, Kan.(KSNT)- The Shawnee County Health Agency (SCHA) continues to monitor the current Ebola situation and is prepared should a case of Ebola arise in Shawnee County. In an effort to help inform the public and address questions that people may have, SCHA will be providing two information sessions on Ebola.

The information sessions will be held at the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th. Sessions will be held on Monday, October 27th at 1p.m. and Wednesday, October 29 at 3 p.m. These information sessions are free and open to the public.

“While there are no cases of Ebola in Shawnee County or Kansas, it is vital that we prepare and one of the best things we can do now, is to educate the community, said Allison Alejos, director of Shawnee County Health Agency-Local Health Department. “We continue to monitor the situation across the United States and work with community partners so that in the event we were to see a case, we are prepared.”

People that are unable to attend one of the information sessions and have questions can now dial 2-1-1 free of charge to receive reliable information about Ebola. The 2-1-1 system is available to the community through a partnership with the United Way.

Information can also be found on the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention website at or

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