- Associated Press - Friday, October 17, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the risk of Ebola “remains low” for the city’s residents, but efforts to prepare for the virus are underway in both the public and private sectors.

Emanuel convened a meeting of his cabinet Friday to discuss those preparations. The mayor’s office says the meeting also included public health officials and hospital leaders.

The Chicago Department of Public Health is coordinating efforts with the city’s public safety and transportation departments. The health department is leading regular briefings with Chicago hospitals to make sure Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations are implemented.

At Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone now are completing questionnaires and getting their temperatures taken by trained personnel. That additional airport screening started Thursday.


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