Health Department response to YISD Ebola notification

The El Paso Health Department released a statment in regards to the notification sent out to parents about a student's sibling who is currently under Ebola watch.

Here is what they had to say:

The Department of Public Health is monitoring the recent Ysleta Independent School District situation. The department is following all CDC Ebola Monitoring protocols and steps with this and all similar situations. All indications are there is no need for any kind of concern.

The Department of Public Health is maintaining vigilance over all public health issues that arise in our community and staff will continue to work with all of our partners throughout the City to ensure that they receive support and education as needed.

The mission of the Department of Public Health is to provide research and evaluation, prevention, intervention, and mobilization services to the people of El Paso so they can be healthy, productive, safe and secure. For more information on the programs and services offered by the Department of Public Health, visit or dial 2-1-1.

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