Ohio Monitors 100+ for Ebola Symptoms

Number jumps sharply, though nobody showing symptoms
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 18, 2014 12:30 PM CDT

(Newser) – Health officials in Ohio are monitoring more than 100 people following the visit by a Dallas nurse who tested positive for Ebola shortly after returning to Texas. Officials said today that none of those being monitored are sick. State officials previously said 16 people Amber Vinson had contact with were being monitored. The sharp increase is a result of the identification of airline passengers who flew with Vinson between Dallas and Cleveland and the identification of people who visited the dress shop where her bridesmaids were trying on dresses.

Vinson's stepfather is quarantined in his home in the Akron suburb of Tallmadge, where the 29-year-old Vinson stayed during her visit. The stepfather is the only person in the state under such a restriction. (Click to read about the nation's new Ebola czar.)

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