Michigan Ebola update

Ten people in Michigan are undergoing twice-daily checks for symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus. Michigan Department of Community Health spokesperson Jennifer Smith said that all ten are seeing health care professionals twice a day to have their temperatures taken and to be checked for other symptoms. She says the individuals are being monitored based on their travel history, which means that they have traveled to a country with wide-spread Ebola in the last 21 days. Smith did not say where the ten live, but confirmed that all had recently traveled to either Guinea, Sierra Leone or Liberia. Smith did say that there is no evidence that any of the ten actually came into contact with anyone who has Ebola. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control says those at highest risk are healthcare providers caring for Ebola patients and the family and friends in close contact with Ebola patients. Symptoms of Ebola include fever, severe headache, muscle pain, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain and unexplained bleeding.  (MRN)

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