- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The University of Rhode Island is hosting a public seminar about the Ebola virus and its connection to Rhode Island.

The event is scheduled to starts at 6 p.m. Thursday at the university’s Providence campus. Panelists will discuss the outbreak in West Africa and its implications for Rhode Island, as well as how to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease and how to help with relief efforts.

Dr. Michael Fine, the director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, an expert in infectious diseases at the health department, and Elaine Parker-Williams, a Liberian doctoral student at URI’s College of Nursing, plan to speak.

Liberian students from URI will collect donations to send to Liberia at the seminar in the Paff Auditorium.

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