ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State health officials say the risk of Ebola spreading to Minnesota is very low.
U.S. health officials are warning against traveling to three West African nations — Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leona — where a deadly Ebola outbreak is ongoing.READ MORE: Doctor Accused Of Hoarding Dead Kittens In Her Freezer
But the Minnesota Department of Health on Friday pointed out that no cases of Ebola have occurred in the U.S.READ MORE: St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell Won’t Seek 2nd Term In June: 'This Isn’t Goodbye'
The department also says it has surveillance systems in place to identify people who might become ill while traveling. Since the start of the outbreak, the state Health Department has sent several health alerts to Minnesota health care providers advising them to be on the lookout for anyone showing symptoms of Ebola.
To address concerns about the outbreak, health officials will host an information session Wednesday night in Brooklyn Center.MORE NEWS: 'Our Hearts Are Broken': Twin Cities Pastor Killed By Driver In Rosemount
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