‘Ebola — A Community Education Presentation’ at U of I College of Medicine Oct. 27

Staff Report

The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford will host “Ebola — A Community Education Presentation” at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27. Admission to the event is free, although those wishing to participate should reserve a spot by calling (815) 395-5920 or emailing cyhall1@uic.edu. The college is at 1601 Parkview Ave., Rockford.

Dr. Gary Rifkin, professor of medicine and interim chairman 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 the community. Dr. Geoffrey Tsaras, physician epidemiologist/director of infectious diseases for Rockford Health System, will explain what area 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 program moderator.

From the Oct. 22-28, 2014, issue

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