abc
QUICK LINKS:

Minnesota Officials in Ebola Awareness Push

Updated: 08/06/2014 9:52 PM
Created: 08/06/2014 4:27 PM KSTP.com

Minnesota health officials are trying to ease any fears about the possible spread of Ebola after an outbreak of the deadly disease in West Africa.
    
The Minnesota Department of Health hosted a public information meeting attended by about 150 people in Brooklyn Center Wednesday night. Minneapolis suburbs are home to thousands of people with ties to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ghana, the three countries most severely affected by the African outbreak.
    
Health officials stress that the risk of Ebola being spread in the state remains "very low." The state Health Department has sent several health alerts to health care providers on symptoms to watch for in patients who recently have traveled to West Africa.
    
While there is no proven cure for Ebola, officials emphasize the disease is not spread through casual contact.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
 


Dense Fog Advisory

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Chisago; Kanabec; Washington
Expires: 3/31/2015 8:00 AM

Dense Fog Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Barron; Chippewa; Dunn; Eau Claire; Pepin; Pierce; Polk; Rusk; St. Croix
Expires: 3/31/2015 8:00 AM

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Few Clouds
37°
62° | 43°
  • Feels like: 33° F
  • Wind: WSW 5mph
  • Humidity: 89%
  • Wed Windy with times of sun and clouds
    70° | 44°
  • Thu Partly cloudy and windy
    56° | 34°
  • Fri Mostly sunny
    46° | 30°
  • Sat Mix of sun and clouds
    54° | 40°

Video

KSTP NEWS