Gov. Pat Quinn was expected to form an Ebola task force and announce members next week, officials said.
Department Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck announced the hotline Thursday. It will be managed by staff from the Illinois Poison Center, who will be able to answer questions about the virus and the state’s response.
Illinois’ top health official says myths about vaccination may be one reason why this state is seeing so many new cases of “whooping cough.”