FAMU Hosting Town Hall To Help Prepare For Ebola

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Posted at 5:12 PM, Oct 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-02 16:36:28-05

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - A town hall meeting about the Ebola virus is set for Tuesday evening on FAMU's campus.

State Representative Alan Williams, Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Florida A&M University Institute of Public Health are hosting the event called "Demystifying the Ebola Crisis."

Those at the town hall discussion include experts from the Southeastern Center for Infectious Disease, Florida Department of Health in Leon County, Leon County Public Schools, Leon County Emergency Management Services as well as representatives from local hospitals and health care providers.

State Representative Williams says that "Preparation is better than panic" and that this town hall will give locals the opportunity to become more aware about the virus and how they can prepare if a case of Ebola is reported in the area.

The town hall is Tuesday at 6:30pm at the FAMU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Blue Cross/Blue Shield Auditorium.

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