Currently any samples to be tested for ebola would be sent to the Centers of Disease Control.
None have been sent yet.
“To my knowledge, we have not sent any specimens to the CDC,” Illinois Public Health Department Public Information Officer Melody Arnold told McHenry County Blog.
The Illinois Department of Public Health is going to do regional testing soon, however.
Arnold said that testing supplies will arrive this week and it will take about two weeks to validate and train staff.
There are currently three IDPH labs. They are in Chicago, Springfield and Carbondale.
Arnold would not identify the location that will be used for ebola testing, but logic says it will be the one in Chicago.
It will be oven on weekends.
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Meanwhile an article about a false alarm at Advocate Sherman Hospital published on The First Electric Newspaper can be found here.