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Forum Aims To Ease Concerns As N.H. Doctor Returns From Ebola-Stricken Country

State health officials hope a forum next week will help ease concerns of residents worried about a local doctor's return from working in an Ebola-stricken country in West Africa.

The panel discussion Monday evening at Kearsarge Regional High School will include state Public Health Director Jose Montero. Residents will also have a chance to ask questions about the disease.

Dr. Elizabeth Talbot, a Dartmouth professor who lives in New London, has been working in Liberia, training doctors treating Ebola patients.

Upon returning, Talbot has said she plans to self-quarantine at her home.

Still, Kearsarge Superintendent Jerry Frew says in a post on the district website that the forum was scheduled after a number of parents expressed concern.

Frew will also take part in the forum, which starts at 6.

Michael serves as NHPR's Program Director. Michael came to NHPR in 2012, working as the station's newscast producer/reporter. In 2015, he took on the role of Morning Edition producer. Michael worked for eight years at The Telegraph of Nashua, covering education and working as the metro editor.
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