24 - hour ebola hotline

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced the activation of an Ebola hotline to answer residents' questions about Ebola 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The hotline number is (800) 889-3931

The best way to prevent exposure to Ebola is to avoid coming in contact with blood and body fluids.

Facts About the Ebola virus

Information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

You can only get Ebola from:

  • Touching the blood or body fluids of a person who is sick with or has died from Ebola.
  • Touching contaminated objects, like needles.
  • Touching infected animals, their blood or other body fluids, or their meat.