Indiana updates Ebola hotline for hearing impaired

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana State Department of Health says it has a new Ebola hotline number for the hearing impaired.

The agency announced Monday the opening of a hotline where health representatives can answer questions regarding symptoms, screening and diagnosis of Ebola.

The regular call center telephone number is (877) 826-0011, and the hearing impaired can call (888) 561-0044. The call center is open Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. EDT.

Ebola is spread only through direct contact with blood or body fluids of someone infected with the disease. Symptoms include fever, headache, joint and muscle pain, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, lack of appetite and abnormal bleeding. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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