October 2, 2014

City of Fort Worth Statement on Ebola Virus Situation

The City of Fort Worth’s Office of Emergency Management is monitoring the situation that has recently been reported concerning the first human case of ebola virus disease in Dallas County. The Tarrant County Public Health Department is taking the lead locally in this case.

"We are closely monitoring the Ebola case in Dallas. There are no cases or known contacts in Tarrant County at this time," said TCPH Health Director Vinny Taneja. "We feel confident that residents in our community are safe."

"Our team will continue to seek out the most updated information so we can to ensure the health and safety of everyone in Tarrant County. We intend to relay that information to the public through our website at www.tarrantcounty.com," Taneja said. "We are prepared for any changes in the situation." TCPH has compiled a bulletin of useful information on ebola. You can find more information HERE.

Madelyn Gibbs
Neighborhood Education Coordinator
City Manager’s Office
818 Missouri

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