City of Rome Contact:
Kristi Kent, Communications Director
Public Invited to Community Talk on Ebola
ROME, GA. — The City of Rome in partnership with Dr. Miniyar’s Pediatrics present a community talk on Ebola to educate and empower the community through knowledge. The talk will be held 11 a.m. this Saturday, November 22 at the Rome Fire Administration Building.
Dr. Joseph Hilinski, Program Director for Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Wade Sellers, District Health Director for Northwest Georgia Public Health and Dr. Raj Miniyar, Pediatrician, will present information on what individuals need to know about Ebola including transmission and symptoms of the disease and precautions to prevent transmission.
“The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is understandably frightening to many people,” said Dr. Miniyar. “Discussing the crisis and learning how it affects our community helps combat misinformation and dissolve fears that people may have.”
Attendees will gain insights on preventative measures implemented at the government level including our local international airport. Additionally, parents will receive tips on how to talk to their children about Ebola. The informative session will be followed by a question and answer session.
The free community talk will be held at the Rome Fire Administration Building located at 409 East 12th Street in Rome, Georgia.