Sunday, October 19, 2014

Ebola: Ohio Public Health Monitoring 29 Individuals

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Contact Risks – Summit County Ebola FAQ

 


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The good news is that out of more than 150 people exposed to Thomas Duncan and the two-Ebola infected nurses from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, none have shown signs of infection to date.  (Note: This number does not include passengers on Frontier Airlines flights).

 

About a quarter of those contacts come off `quarantine watch’ at midnight tonight, having gone 21 days without symptoms.

 

The odds of becoming infected from casual contact from a mildly symptomatic Ebola case is believed to be very low, but out of an abundance of caution  public health authorities in Ohio are monitoring 29 people across 6 counties who had some contact with nurse Amber Vinson during her trip to Akron last weekend.  

 

This from the Summit County Health Department.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 18, 2014
Contact: Donna Skoda, Assistant Health Commissioner
330-926-5654
dskoda@schd.org


State –Wide Ebola Contact Number Breakdown by County

Akron, Ohio. On behalf of Governor Kasich and the State of Ohio, the number of individuals who have been identified as contacts in the state-wide Ebola investigation is 29. Below is a breakdown of where those contacts reside by county.


Summit – 14
Cuyahoga – 7
Medina - 3
Belmont- 2
Putnam- 2
Portage – 1


Each county’s local health department is monitoring these individuals. Currently there are no cases of Ebola Virus Disease in Ohio.


This Summit County Ebola Hotline information line will be staffed from 8 a.m to 12

 


The Summit County Health Department has also released an area-specific FAQ on Ebola that goes beyond the usual boiler plate and is refreshingly direct and informative.

 

Ebola FAQ (Updated 10/18/14)


What if I attended the bridal shop Coming Attractions Bridal & Formal?
If you attended the bridal shop Coming Attractions Bridal & Formal, Inc. (located at on 1220 East Tallmadge Ave) on Saturday October 11, 2014 between the hours of 12-3:30 please call the Summit County Ebola Information line at 330-926-3939 to be put in contact with an investigator.


Should the schools be shut down?
Summit County Public Health does not advocate for the closure of schools or the cancellation of events. The ill healthcare worker had no known visitation at any public or private grade school, secondary school or higher education institution.


What if I, or someone I know, was on Frontier Flight 1142 from Dallas to Cleveland on October 10th?
For those who traveled on Frontier flight 1010 from Dallas to Cleveland on October 10th please call the CDC information line at 1-800-CDC-Info for more specific information


What if I, or someone I know, was on Frontier Flight 1143 Cleveland to Dallas on October 13th?
For those who traveled on Frontier flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas please call the CDC information line at 1-800-CDC-Info for more specific information


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