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Second Texas health care worker with Ebola spent time in Akron, OH

Ebola patient spent time in Akron. (Source: MGNOnline) Ebola patient spent time in Akron. (Source: MGNOnline)
Wednesday morning, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notified state health officials that the second health care worker in Dallas diagnosed with Ebola last night visited family in Akron from October 10-13.

Ohio has swiftly acted and is working with the CDC and Summit County health officials to identify people who may have been in close contact with the health care worker and implement quarantine as necessary. In addition, Ohio is working with the airline to identify individuals on her return flight to Dallas. 

“The Ohio Department of Health has been working since July on its preparedness plan in the event that Ohio ever got a positive case in the state, and we're confident in our efforts to respond efficiently and effectively,” said Dr. Mary DiOrio, State Epidemiologist and interim chief of the Ohio Department of Health's Division of Prevention and Health Promotion.

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