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Ohio and CDC Monitoring 153 Contacts; 3 Quarantined

Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Health officials said they now in touch with more people who had contact with Amber Vinson or flew with her. ideastream's Nick Castele has more.

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Ebola? Portman Offers Five-Point Plan

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Today, President Obama announced the appointment of an Ebola Czar….something Ohio GOP Senator Rob Portman called for several weeks ago. Yesterday, Portman released his own 5-point plan to stop Ebola. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports some of the recommendations were already underway.

Ohio Counties and CDC Monitoring 16 People; None Have Ebola Symptoms

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Public health workers are now monitoring more than a dozen people who had contact with Amber Vinson, but show no sign of Ebola symptoms. ideastream's Nick Castele has more. And reporter Mark Urycki has an audio report.

National Ebola Expert Says Little to Fear From Ebola-Infected Nurse’s Visit to Ohio

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 7:19 PM

National Ebola expert Dr. Daniel Bausch was in Cleveland this Thursday for a planned lecture about the public health response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. But his talk took on new relevance for Ohioans when news broke this week about an Ebola-infected nurse who traveled from Dallas to the Akron area. One of the main goals of his lecture was to calm public fear about possible further infections stemming from the nurse’s visit to Ohio. ideastream’s Anne Glausser was there and has more.

Ebola Case With Ohio Ties Prompts Infection Control Initiative For Nursing Students

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 4:34 PM

The latest case of Ebola involves – again – a nurse who treated a person infected with the disease. That health workers are on the front lines in controlling potential outbreaks isn’t lost on educators. Today Baldwin Wallace University launched its Ebola Infection Control Lab for student nurses. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports.

CDC Says It Will Contact Passengers on Oct. 10 Flight from Dallas to Cleveland

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Health officials from Summit County and the CDC updated the public this afternoon on their efforts to track down people who had contact with Amber Vinson, the nurse who visited the area and has now been diagnosed with Ebola. ideastream's Nick Castele has more.

Summit County: 7 Contacts of Ebola Patient Identified, 8 Under Voluntary Quarantine

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Health workers have identified seven people in Northeast Ohio who had direct contact with Amber Vinson before she tested positive for Ebola, Summit County’s medical director said at a press conference Thursday. ideastream's Nick Castele has more.

Cleveland Schools Will Ask Voters For Additional Construction Funds

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 2:34 PM

This November 4th voters in Cleveland will decide whether to keep money flowing to replace or upgrade school buildings.

Northeast Ohio Schools React After Learning of Nurse’s Visit to Region Before Ebola Diagnosis

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Two Northeast Ohio school districts disinfected a number of buildings this week after news that a nurse visited the region before testing positive for Ebola in Dallas. ideastream’s Nick Castele has more.

Health Officials Tracing Steps of Nurse Who Flew to Cleveland Before Ebola Diagnosis

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Health officials in Northeast Ohio say they're retracing the steps of a nurse who visited the Akron area before testing positive for Ebola this week in Dallas. The disease is only transmitted through contact with body fluids of a person showing symptoms. But ideastream's Nick Castele officials are taking the news seriously.

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